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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.

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

Major Sequence

The GCU Psychology major for students in this program includes:

PS111Introduction to Psychology3
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
PS214Intermediate Issues in Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Child & Adolescent Development
Adult Development
Lifespan Development
PS232Intro to Stats for the Beh Sciences3
PS270Theories of Personality3
PS332Psychology of Learning3
or PS360 Cognitive Psychology
PS333Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis3
PS334Social Psychology3
PS341Biological Psychology3
PS430Rsrch Mthds & Stats for the Beh Sciences3
PS431Experimental Psychology4
Total Credits37

The SHP Psychiatric Rehabilitation major includes (all 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated; curriculum subject to change. For current curriculum and course descriptions, consult

Required Courses

Rutgers University Courses
PSRT1101Introduction to the Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation3
PSRT1102Communication Techniques for Interviewing & Counseling3
PSRT1103Introduction to Group Dynamics & Process3
PSRT1204Clinical Principles in Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Treatment3
PSRT2121Community Resource Management3
PSRT2231Emerging Topics in Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Treatment3
PSRT4119Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation I6
PSRT4129Practicum in Psychiatric Rehabilitation II6
PSRT4121Case Management Approaches3
Electives 1
Select four of the following:12
Wellness & Recovery
Aging and Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation Approaches
Supported Education
Supported Employment
Independent Living Rehabilitation Approaches
Substance Abuse & Mental Illness
Developmental Disabilities
The Role of Families in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Research in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Total Credits45

Other elective courses may be offered.

Transfer Regulations

Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits in the Psychology program at Georgian Court including one of the capstone courses (PS431 Experimental PsychologyPS450 Internship in PsychologyPS456 Internship in Psych:Addictions Treatment, or PS455 Senior Seminar).

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

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