Undergraduate Degrees in Psychology
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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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.