Bunce Hall
Psychology and Neuroscience

Welcome to Rowan University's Department of Psychology

Dr. Mary Louise E. Kerwin
Department Head and Professor

We are proud to offer two undergraduate degree programs both based on the American Psychological Association's goals for undergraduate education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (33 credits) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science (60 credits). We also offer a Concentration in Neuroscience in conjunction with Biological Sciences as well as a Specialization in Behavioral Services for Children and their Families. At the graduate level, we offer a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and three Master of Arts degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Psychology.

Students in our department have the opportunity to work with faculty members on novel and innovative research across the diverse subfields within psychology as well as being placed in community agencies and business to experience first-hand how psychological science is applied to practice. I invite you to explore our site to learn more about all of the academic, research, and service opportunities we offer as well as about our faculty, staff, and support services that we have created to maximize the success of our students. With the help of our current and past students and our diverse faculty and staff, our department strives to provide the highest quality academic experience. We invite you to become part of the Rowan family and to help us on this journey.

About the Rowan University Psychology Department

The objectives of the Psychology Department are to provide its students with the opportunity to appreciate psychology as both a liberal academic science and as an applied art, to fulfill their professional ambitions, to develop integrity, to understand and appreciate diversity and multiculturalism in all that they learn and practice, and to learn the skills and values that will equip them to benefit others.

Within the climate of a close knit academic community of learners and teachers, the Department offers coherent courses and programs of study in psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level that are designed to give students the academic skills and knowledge they will need for reasoned inquiry, for the pursuit of advanced study, for a socially responsible service-oriented profession, for the development of a better understanding of social relationships and events, and for greater self-understanding.

Student Testimonials

News and Announcements

Check out a new APA opportunity for funding undergraduate research assistants for 2016. Please see this article and instructions on how to apply.
Congratulations to Dr. Georita M. Frierson who has been appointed for a three-year term on the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA). CoA serves a vital role within the APA governance system, and the efforts of its members have a great impact on professional education and training in psychology. Her appointment to this committee is a not only a great achievement for her but a big win for Rowan Psychology as well.
Recruitment is now open for a new study in the Center for Behavior Analysis. They are seeking Preschool children with autism for a treatment study. Please see the study site for more information.

Rowan Highlight

Rowan Student Wins the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award


Rowan student Javid Rahaman won this prestigious award for his proposal, Promoting Eco-Driving using Immediate Feedback.

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