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.

Academic Map Program Curriculum

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.


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

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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Internships & 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.

Advantages

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.

Clubs & Organizations

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      Questions?

      Contact:
      Mary Whitney, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor and Department Chair, Psychology Department
      Phone: 860.231.5442
      Email: [email protected]

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