Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Psychology

The B.S. in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology is a double-major, joint-degree program from Georgian Court University and the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP).

This program will prepare you to help others boost their quality of life despite having a mental health impairment that impacts their lives. As a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, you’ll provide collaborative, person-directed, and individualized services that focus on helping people develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity for successful and satisfied lives.

The program offers two tracks: Choose the general track if you wish to graduate and get a job with your B.S. degree, or intend to get graduate degrees in subjects other than psychology, such as an M.A. in Education. Select the graduate track if you want to go on to graduate school in psychology. As part of the program, you will complete five semesters at GCU and finish the last three semesters at the Rutgers campus in either Scotch Plains or Stratford, New Jersey.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Psychology & Psychiatric Rehabilitation, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Psychology courses (37 credits for graduate track; 36 credits for general track)
  • Rutgers courses

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Graduate Track:

  • PS111 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PS214 Intermediate Issues in Psychology (3)
  • PS223 Psychopathology (3)
  • PS270 Theories of Personality (3)
  • PS300 Multicultural Psychology (3)
  • PS341 Biological Psychology (3)
  • PS430 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • PS431 Experimental Psychology (4)
  • PS433 Behavior Modification (3)
  • PS455 Senior Seminar (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS360 Cognitive Psychology (3)
    • PS432 Psychology of Learning (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS221 Child & Early Adolescent Development (3)
    • PS222 Adolescent Development (3)
    • PS224 Adult Development (3)
    • PS250 Social Psychology (3)

Note: Two semesters of mathematics (6 to 8 credits) are also required for the graduate track.

General Track:

  • PS111 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PS214 Intermediate Issues in Psychology (3)
  • PS223 Psychopathology (3)
  • PS235 Dynamics of the Group I (3)
  • PS270 Theories of Personality (3)
  • PS300 Multicultural Psychology (3)
  • PS341 Biological Psychology (3)
  • PS410 Applied Statistics & Research Methods (3)
  • PS455 Senior Seminar (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS360 Cognitive Psychology (3)
    • PS432 Psychology of Learning (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS221 Child & Early Adolescent Development (3)
    • PS222 Adolescent Development (3)
    • PS224 Adult Development (3)
    • PS250 Social Psychology (3)
  • Psychology elective (3)

I received my BA in Psychology from GCU and I loved the atmosphere and the message that GCU supports, so I thought it only made sense to continue my education at Georgian Court. I gained so much from being in the program. I was lucky to have such knowledgable professors who have prepared me for my future as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Kristin Iacavino
Kristin Iacavino