Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Provided through Rutgers University College Newark

Undergraduate - BA in Psychology

Psychology is a great way to learn more about the human mind and behavior. Develop strong communication skills, understanding of varying personality types, and further cultivate your desire to assist others. A bachelor's degree can prepare you for many general entry-level positions as well as for further study on the graduate level.

Psychological inquiry lies at the heart of the social sciences. It is concerned with understanding how the behavior of the individual depends on biological, developmental, cognitive, and social processes. Courses offered by the psychology department are designed to give students a thorough grounding in modern research and theory about psychological processes at many different levels.

Psychology is the multidimensional scientific study of behavior and thought processes. Psychologists study the structure and function of the nervous system; basic processes such as sensation, perception, and cognition; and complex phenomena such as development, individual behavior, group dynamics, personality, and abnormal behavior.

Undergraduate - Bachelor of Arts

The psychology major provides students with a broad background for understanding behavior through exposure to theories and scientific research across a range of sub-disciplines. Students thus acquire the preparation necessary to pursue graduate training in clinical or research psychology or to enhance the pursuit of related professions such as education, social work, medicine, or criminal justice.


A minor is required with this major. All students must declare a minor while in the Psychology major. 


Students with an associate's degree from any accredited community college are eligible to apply to the Psychology program.



Download the Curriculum Worksheet for the Psychology program (PDF)