GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall. Georgian Court will welcome students for Fall 2020 classes–read more about our plans. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

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 Professions (Rutgers-SHP).

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. 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.


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)
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation courses taken at Rutgers (45 credits)

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


  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS111 Introduction to Psychology (3)
    • PS113 Foundations of Psychology (3)
  • PS214 Intermediate Issues in Psychology (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS221 Child & Adolescent Development (3)
    • PS224 Adult Development (3)
    • PS227 Lifespan Development (3)
  • PS223 Psychopathology (3)
  • PS232 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • PS270 Theories of Personality (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS332 Psychology of Learning (3)
    • PS360 Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • PS333 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
  • PS334 Social Psychology (3)
  • PS341 Biological Psychology (3)
  • PS430 Research Methods & Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • PS431 Experimental Psychology (4)

Note: Consult for current psychiatric rehabilitation curriculum and course descriptions.

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