Degree Programs - Psychology

Undergraduate Programs

Kean University offers four undergraduate programs in Psychology: B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Psychology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy track, B.A. in Psychology/Doctor of Physical Therapy Track and the B.S. in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.


B.A. in Psychology

The B.A. in Psychology is a comprehensive 124 semester hour (S.H.) program that prepares students for careers in human services. The program is designed to provide a balanced education in the field of psychology through the required core courses and the selection of appropriate electives. Students in our program develop observational, research, analytical, and cognitive processing skills.


REQUIREMENTS:

PSY 1000 General Psychology (3 S.H.)

Major Requirements

PSY 2000 Professional Psychology: Principles and Practices (3 S.H.)
PSY 3200 Psych Statistics (3 S.H.)
PSY 4200 Tests and Measurements (PSY 3200 pre-requisite) (3 S.H.)
PSY 4230 Experimental Psychology (PSY 3200 pre-requisite) (4 S.H.)

G.E. and Major Capstone

PSY 4940 Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Psychology (3 S.H.)

**In addition, students must take five courses from at least three areas that include Developmental, Theoretical, Applied, Social, and Mind/Brain as Major Electives (12 S.H.)


**The B.A. program also requires thirteen courses as electives, 50-percent of these must be at the 3000-4000 level; no more than 3 additional Psychology courses may be included in these electives.


Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

A guide sheet can be found on the Forms page of the School of Psychology website.



B.S. in Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation:

 

The B.S. in Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a 131--133 SH Program. It is a joint program run in partnership with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). This program is unique within the state, and is the first of its kind available to students in New Jersey. The student who successfully completes this dual major will get academic excellence in Psychology, and the skills necessary to provide both independent living skills and vocational rehabilitation for clients with mental illness.

 


REQUIREMENTS:


B.S. in Psychology (25 S.H.)


PSY 1000 General Psychology (3 S.H.)


Major Requirements

PSY 2000 Professional Psychology: Principles and Practices (3 S.H.)
PSY 3200 Psych Statistics (3 S.H.)
PSY 4200 Tests and Measurements (PSY 3200 pre-requisite) (3 S.H.)
PSY 4230 Experimental Psychology (PSY 3200 pre-requisite) (4 S.H.)

G.E. and Major Capstone

PSY 4940 Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Psychology (3 S.H.)


**In addition, students must take three courses from at least three areas that include Developmental, Theoretical, Applied, Social, and Mind/Brain as Major Electives (9 S.H.)


Psychiatric Rehabilitation (45 S.H.)


Required Courses (33 S.H.)


PSRT 1101 Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3 S.H.)
PSRT 1102 Communication Techniques for Interview and Rehabilitation (3 S.H.)
PSRT 1103 Introduction to Group Dynamics (3 S.H.)
PSRT 1204 Clinical Principles in Rehabilitation (3 S.H.)
PSRT 2121 Communications Resources and Systems Management (3 S.H.)
PSRT 2231 Emerging Trends and Topics (3 S.H.)
PSRT 4121 Case Management Approaches (3 S.H.)
PSRT 4111 Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation I (6 S.H.)
PSRT 4112 Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation II (6 S.H.)

**The program requires twelve (12) semester hours of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Major Electives


Please contact:

Dr. Sharon Boyd Jackson

Coordinator of the Psychology-Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

sharonj@kean.edu

908-737-5877


 


More information is located in the School of Psychology Website.

 

 

** See the School of Psychology page for additional information regarding B.A. in Psychology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy track, B.A. in Psychology/Doctor of Physical Therapy Track, Minor in Psychology, and Psychology as a second major.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
DR. Paula Avioli

East Campus, EC 234B
T: 908-737-5873
F: 908-737-5875

pavioli@kean.edu

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