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Albertus Magnus College offers a variety of Psychology degree options designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Undergraduate Degrees in Psychology

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The Albertus undergraduate psychology program allows the student to develop insight into the world and find their place in it. Our Psychology program features small class sizes and personalized attention from highly qualified faculty.

The Psychology department offers four concentrations of study: General Psychology, Art Therapy, Child Development, and Counseling and Mental Health.

With a General Psychology degree you will be able to understand the principles of psychology and apply them to your future professional career. A degree in Art Therapy is an interdisciplinary program approach that blends the disciplines of art, psychology, and counseling. Learning about psychology in Child Development provides preparation for a career path in counseling or early childhood education. A degree in Counseling and Mental Health is ideal for structured preparation for work in the prevention and remediation of emotional, behavioral, and educational problems.

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Psychology at Albertus Different?


  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work


  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research


  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement


  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences

Psychology Concentrations at Albertus

The Psychology department offers four concentrations of study leading to the baccalaureate degree:

General Psychology Art Therapy Child Development Counseling and Mental Health Minor in Psychology
Student Success

Psychology Student Perspective

“I came to Albertus because I had a great opportunity to play softball.

I didn’t know that once I decided to major in psychology how much of an impact the program would have on me.

I got an internship at the Friends Center for Children and was offered a position there working as an aide for special needs children.”

Maxine majored in Psychology and played both softball and basketball. She plans to graduate with an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling in 2021.

 Student Perspective at Albertus Magnus College
A Profound ImpactMaxine is now pursuing a graduate degree at Long Island University for mental health counseling.

We have a very intimate setting here at Albertus, with only five hundred day students you do get the advantage of really connecting with your professors and your peers.

Alexia Levin, '14

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Dr. Stephen Joy

Dr. Stephen Joy is a professor of Psychology and is the department chair for the Psychology department.

"The Psychology department is about curiosity, it is about learning what makes people do the things we do.”

Courses taught by Dr. Stephen Joy are Abnormal Psychology, Psychology Of The Exceptional Child, and Personality. His recent publications have been in the areas of personality psychology and innovation motivation.

Meet Dr. Stephen Joy at Albertus Magnus College
Curiosity and Learning“There is a spirit of inquiry and a desire to think about these questions, observe, conduct controlled studies, and learn more about people.”
Why Albertus?

Why The B.A. In Psychology At Albertus Magnus College?

A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is offered in our Undergraduate Day Program.

The Undergraduate Day Program is the heart of the College, a semester-based undergraduate experience at main campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Assisting students to develop insight into the world and their place in it, featuring small class sizes, and personalized attention from highly qualified faculty.

Fast Track

Psychology Five-Year Master's Degree Program

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science Human Services in Five Years

The Department of Psychology offers its undergraduates the opportunity to pursue its Master of Science in Human Services by completing an additional year after graduation.

Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to the start of their junior year.


Where Will Your Psychology Degree take You?

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology include:

Substance Abuse Counselor
Psychiatric Technician
Human Resource Personnel
Marriage and Family Therapist
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychologist
Forensic Psychologist
Child Psychologist
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Academic Counselor

Psychology Courses

Upon completing the program of study in Psychology, students will:

  • Identify and articulate major concepts, theories, and research findings in psychology;
  • Identify, read, and critically evaluate professional literature in psychology-related fields;
  • Design, conduct, interpret, and communicate the findings of empirical studies;
  • For those who wish to pursue employment in helping professions (e.g., counseling or education): demonstrate basic knowledge and skills relevant to their projected careers.

Interested in learning more about the diverse courses offered at Albertus?

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

The Albertus Psychology Degree Mission Statement

The Psychology Department endeavors to cultivate appreciation of and skill in, the implementation of the methods of inquiry and theoretical models employed by contemporary psychological scientists, scholars, and practitioners. Improved understanding of mental and behavioral processes enhances the life experience and improves coping skills for the practical and ethical demands of work and personal relationships.

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