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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.


Full-Time students receive some form of aid


Student to faculty ratio


Financial aid awarded annually by GCU

Over $23k

Average awarded annually per undergraduate student

Top 20%

Overall mobility index

To earn this degree, students must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence for Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Psychology

The GCU Psychology major for students in this program includes:

PS111Introduction to Psychology3.0
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
PS214Intermediate Issues in Psychology3.0
Select one of the following three developmental courses: PS221, PS224, or PS2273.0
PS232Intro to Stats for the Beh Sciences3.0
PS270Theories of Personality3.0
PS332Psychology of Learning3.0
or PS360 Cognitive Psychology
PS333Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis3.0
PS334Social Psychology3.0
PS341Biological Psychology3.0
PS430Rsrch Mthds & Stats for the Beh Sciences3.0
PS431Experimental Psychology4.0
Total Credits37.0

The SHP Psychiatric Rehabilitation major includes three semesters of coursework at Rutgers SHP.  For current curriculum and course descriptions, consult

Transfer Regulations for Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Psychology

Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits in the Psychology program at Georgian Court including PS431 Experimental Psychology.

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

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