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.

Take the first step toward a career as an occupational therapist, ranked the No. 13 best job by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue one of the best majors for the job, Psychology.

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.

Program Fact Sheet Program Curriculum Tuition & Fees

Program Benefits & Professional Advantages

  • An exciting curriculum that will prepare you to address pressing human and societal needs
  • Internships to apply your knowledge and begin your professional experience
  • Excellent preparation for the workplace or graduate study
  • Flexible courses held on days, evenings, and online to meet your needs
  • Strong network connections with community organizations and agencies
  • Close mentoring relationship with faculty
  • Leadership and scholarship opportunities through Psi Chi, the International Academic Honor Society for Psychology

Concentrations

  • 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

Internships

Apply your education through work at local schools, hospitals, corporations, research centers, housing institutions, and community organizations. Recent experiential learning opportunities include:

  • Implementing a behavior modification program for a toddler with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Helping first-time criminal offenders develop life skills
  • Assisting a school psychologist with anti-bullying programs
  • Creating art therapy experiences for developmentally delayed students

Career Opportunities

  • Counseling and Mental Health
  • Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Research

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)

Psychology Degree Completion Program

Psychology graduates are in demand and can pursue careers in a number of industries, including counseling, behavior, analysis, criminal justice, education, health care, social services, government, business, and more.

Transfer your credits and complete your degree requirements part-time in two calendar years. With your bachelor’s degree, you will be ready to start a new position, accelerate your career, boost your earning power or prepare for graduate studies. Need more time to get your degree? All of our programs offer flexible class formats and schedules.

  • $15,000 per year, plus fees (including fall, spring, summer terms); $30,000 for the program, plus fees (up to 61 credits). The program begins in the fall or summer semester.
  • FAFSA is required to determine eligibility for federal/state need-based aid and student loans
  • No USJ/institutional grant aid applies. Incentives to impact recruitment and retention under review.

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