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Psychology
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Psychology

Are you a good listener who likes to help people? Then studying psychology at Seton Hall might be the perfect path for you.

Our B.A. program provides academic courses and internship opportunities that prepare you for a wide range of careers focused on understanding behavior — from graduate studies in psychology, medicine or law to careers in business, research or school settings.

Here's what you need to know about studying psychology at Seton Hall:

  • A cornerstone of our program is that you will be able to learn inside the classroom as well as in the real world by engaging in a required experiential learning experience, this could be research, community service, an internship or all three!
  • You'll also have amazing opportunities to intern and build your résumé. Students have interned or found employment at the United Way, Alzheimer's Association, Jersey Cares, Make a Wish foundation, National Eating Disorders Association, and countless clinics, hospitals, community centers and non-profit organizations.
  • You will learn in small classes taught by faculty who are not only experts in the field but also dedicated to helping you succeed.
  • You can conduct research with faculty starting sophomore year in areas such as sports psychology, anxiety disorders, organizational behavior, behavioral neuroscience, memory, and depression.
  • Our curriculum allows you to explore human behavior in an environment that draws not only on social science but also on natural sciences and the humanities.
  • You might become one of the many students whose research with faculty is published in scientific journals or are able to present your research at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference.
  • Our students have taken advantage of competitive summer research institutes at NYU and received grant funding to conduct research over the summer.

These unparalleled opportunities are a big reason why our programs have a high acceptance rate to graduate schools like NYU, Fordham, Columbia, Boston University, Penn State, University of Connecticut, and Seton Hall Law.

College Facts

  • 2,801 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 6:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 81% Employment Rate
  • 98% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
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What Makes Seton Hall Special?

Seton Hall student Joe Donato talks about what sets the University apart: academic excellence, diversity, the dynamic energy on campus — and more.

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"As a psychology major at Seton Hall, I have been given many opportunities to succeed. Whether it be in the classroom learning from teachers invested in students' success, or in Psychology Club and Psi Chi, where I have had the chance to make an impact on others in the Seton Hall community. At times I have felt challenged by the rigorous curriculum, but I am confident and grateful that the major has prepared me for the next steps in my career."

Alyssa Kaiser

Curriculum

Our program introduces you to all areas of psychology, including biological psychology, abnormal psychology, child psychology and drug and alcohol abuse, among many others. You’ll start with a one-credit course designed to help you understand the major, learn about employment opportunities with a degree in psychology, and make sure psychology is the right major for you. You’ll also acquire marketable skills in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, and verbal and written communication. An adviser will help you tailor the program to your interests and objectives. 

Not only can you take engaging courses with world-class professors, you’ll also have opportunities to get hands-on experience. Most full-time faculty have active research labs and students can help with cutting-edge research. You can also complete a for-credit internship, where you might be placed in a clinic, hospital, courthouse, mental health center, counseling, community center or school throughout the state. These internships offer hands-on experience and for many students lead directly to post-graduation jobs.

Faculty Listing

Department of Psychology faculty members are nationally recognized scholars with research expertise spanning diverse areas of the field. Faculty research has been funded through awards from the U.S. Fulbright Scholar program, the Department of Education, the American Psychological Association, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation. Faculty member distinctions include serving on the editorial boards of journals, serving as review panelists for the National Science Foundation, serving on the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Board of Directors, presiding as president for EPA, and earning fellow status in both APA and EPA.

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Andrew Simon
Andrew Simon
Associate Professor
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Fanli Jia
Fanli Jia
Assistant Professor
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Janine Buckner
Janine Buckner
Professor and Associate Dean
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