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 this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.
The GCU Psychology major for students in this program includes:
|PS111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PS113||Foundations of Psychology|
|PS214||Intermediate Issues in Psychology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Child & Adolescent Development|
|PS232||Intro to Stats for the Beh Sciences||3|
|PS270||Theories of Personality||3|
|PS332||Psychology of Learning||3|
|or PS360||Cognitive Psychology|
|PS333||Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PS430||Rsrch Mthds & Stats for the Beh Sciences||3|
The SHP Psychiatric Rehabilitation major includes (all 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated; curriculum subject to change. For current curriculum and course descriptions, consult https://shp.rutgers.edu/psychiatric-rehabilitation/bachelor-of-science-in-psychiatric-rehabilitation-and-psychology/).
|Rutgers University Courses|
|PSRT1101||Introduction to the Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation||3|
|PSRT1102||Communication Techniques for Interviewing & Counseling||3|
|PSRT1103||Introduction to Group Dynamics & Process||3|
|PSRT1204||Clinical Principles in Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Treatment||3|
|PSRT2121||Community Resource Management||3|
|PSRT2231||Emerging Topics in Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Treatment||3|
|PSRT4119||Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation I||6|
|PSRT4129||Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation II||6|
|PSRT4121||Case Management Approaches||3|
|Select four of the following:||12|
Wellness & Recovery
Aging and Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation Approaches
Independent Living Rehabilitation Approaches
Substance Abuse & Mental Illness
The Role of Families in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Research in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Other elective courses may be offered.
Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits in the Psychology program at Georgian Court including one of the capstone courses (PS431 Experimental Psychology, PS450 Internship in Psychology, PS456 Internship in Psych:Addictions Treatment, or PS455 Senior Seminar).
For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.