Psychology, B.A.

Build a foundation for professional work in a variety of fields as a USJ Psychology student

USJ’s Psychology program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career or advanced degrees in counseling, behavior analysis, criminal justice, education, health care, social services, government, business, industry, and more.

Psychology majors receive personalized advising and mentoring from a team of dedicated professors with expertise/interest areas that include autism, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, behavior analysis, the psychology of women, addiction, moral development, neuroscience, social psychology, and gerontology.

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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.


  • Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis (Undergraduate Programs)
    This concentration requires nine credits in the following:
    • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Human Development
    • Behavior Analysis
  • Criminal Justice/Mental Health
    This concentration requires nine credits in the following:
    • Forensic Psychology or Victimology
    • Psychopathology
    • Criminal Justice/Mental Health
  • Sports Psychology
    This concentration requires nine credits in the following:
    • Sports Psychology
    • Inclusivity in Sports
    • Applied Exercise Psychology

Psychology, B.A. – Counseling, M.A. (Accelerated, Direct-Entry)

USJ’s accelerated B.A. in Psychology to the M.A. in Counseling will launch you into the high-demand and impactful field of Professional Counseling. Earn your master’s degree in six years instead of seven, saving you one full year in tuition, and start practicing as a school and/or clinical mental health counselor one full year sooner.

Accelerated Options

  • Transfer credits
  • Credit-for-life experience
  • Credits by standardized exams
  • Intensive courses in spring and summer
  • Courses that apply to both undergraduate and graduate degrees (seniors only)


Internships and Career Opportunities

USJ’s Psychology program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to pursue a career in a number of industries. Internships and valuable work opportunities are available through local schools, hospitals, corporations, and research centers. Potential careers: school counselors/administrators, clinical psychologists, gerontologists, researchers, mental health counselors, elementary school teachers, human resources administrators, marriage counselors, lawyers, psychiatrists, and more.


Psychology majors are in high demand and USJ’s program combines exciting coursework, flexible online offerings, internships, and leadership opportunities through Psi Chi, the International Academic Honors Society for Psychology, and other experimental learning. Students can choose a degree concentration in autism/applied behavior analysis, criminal justice, or mental health. Our expert faculty helps students find their interests, start graduate study, and their careers through our strong network connections with community organizations and agencies.

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    Kristin Henkel Cistulli, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychology
    Chair, Department of Psychology, Family & Justice Studies
    Phone: 860.231.5437
    Email: [email protected]

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