BA in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

An understanding of group dynamics, human behavior, and cultural diversity complement any career field. Gain these skills and more when you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Georgian Court University at Hazlet. Our program offers you the skills you need to prepare for graduate education, enter the helping professions in a support role, or prepare for elementary teacher certification—including a special education endorsement. The liberal arts and research capabilities you gain can also apply to a broad range of other career fields, such as business, marketing, and more. This program, offered via our Brookdale Community College partnership in Hazlet, features work-friendly evening courses taught by experienced, committed faculty members who want you to succeed.

Career Opportunities for Psychology Majors

A bachelor’s degree in psychology is the foundation of careers in the helping professions. It provides the foundation you will need for the graduate education and licensure necessary to pursue a career in professional counseling or clinical psychology. It also offers many marketable stand-alone skills. You can pursue careers in:

  • Non-profit service organizations, including administrative positions
  • Addiction counseling or rehabilitative services
  • Criminal justice, especially corrections services
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing and advertising

If you opt to pursue K-6 teacher certification, you can also prepare for a career teaching in New Jersey schools. Georgian Court University’s education program uniquely integrates special education content across the curriculum, so you graduate prepared to earn a Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement.

Required Courses for the Psychology Major

The B.A. in Psychology program is a degree completion program designed for students who hold an A.A. degree or have at least 60 transferable credits from another college or university. You can transfer a maximum of 75 credits from Brookdale or another two-year institution to your program at Georgian Court. We will accept up to 90 total credits from all sources. You will need to complete a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. The exact courses you take with us may vary depending on your previous experiences. Core courses required of all students include:

  • PS111 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PS221 Child Development or PS222 Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • PS223 Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • PS235 Dynamics of the Group I (3 credits)
  • PS270 Theories of Personality (3 credits)
  • PS214 Intermediate Issues in Psychology (3 credits)
  • PS300 Multicultural Psychology (3 credits)
  • PS360 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
  • PS432 Psychology of Learning (3 credits)
  • PS410 Applied Statistics & Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PS435 Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • PS455 Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Required Courses for the Dual Elementary Teacher Certification and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement

Georgian Court University’s teacher training curriculum includes clinical experience (observing a master teacher) and clinical practice (full-time student teaching). Throughout your program, you will have the support of a GCU advisor as well as your school site supervisor.

Learn more about the completion of the teacher certification process.

  • Accommodations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
  • Collaborative Planning with Family, School and Community Partners for Elementary and Special Educators
  • Educational Assessment
  • Elementary Education Clinical Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Instructing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Instruction in ELA and Literacy I in Inclusive Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Instruction in Literacy II and Social Studies in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
  • Instructional Design and Technology Integration in Inclusive Elementary Education
  • Numeracy in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
  • Reflective Practice in Elementary and Special Education
  • Science and Technology in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education

Please note that program requirements, including courses and course schedules, are subject to change.

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