Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts

About Psychology

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. The Psychology department at Rutgers University–Camden offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and both focus on the ways in which the study of human and animal behavior can help to understand and improve human life. Students will become acquainted with all of the theories that go into the practice of clinical psychology, as well as the various methods of research and analysis involved in the criticism and critique of our present knowledge of psychology as a field of scholarship. For understanding of the field, coursework will also touch on the history of psychological and psychiatric practice, providing lessons on authorities such as the Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, as well as the history of the care of children and the mentally insane.

As one of the most popular majors at Rutgers University–Camden, students will have the opportunity to participate in high quality research with some award-winning faculty engaging in not only understanding psychology, but also putting in into practice.

Related Programs and Degrees

The Psychology Department at Rutgers University–Camden offers a joint B.A./M.A. Dual Degree Program. Talented undergraduates can take up to three graduate psychology classes as undergraduates and complete the remaining seven credits in the graduate program. These three classes count both toward the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts degrees (if the student matriculates to Rutgers University–Camden’s Psychology M.A. program). The Dual Degree Program allows students to take advantage of undergraduate tuition rates and the ability to complete the Master of Arts program in less than the normal two-year period. Find out more here! 

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Childhood
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Psychology of Eating
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology of Marriage and the Family