Psychology

Psychology

Psychology

Welcome to Rowan University's Department of Psychology

   from Dr. Thomas Dinzeo, Department Head of Psychology

The mission of the Psychology Department, as part of the College of Science & Mathematics at Rowan University, is to provide a high-quality education to undergraduate and graduate students, engage in cutting-edge research in a variety of disciplines and sub disciplines within psychology and to provide services to children and their families in the South Jersey region. To achieve our mission, the department offers two undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (33 credits) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science (60 credits). We also offer a Minor in Neuroscience in conjunction with Biological Sciences as well as a Concentration 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 to be placed in community agencies and businesses to experience first-hand how psychological science is applied to practice.

Our faculty consists of 18 full-time faculty members, 10 instructors, and over 50 dedicated adjunct faculty members. We are committed to supporting our students through our peer advisement, tutoring, and transfer learning community initiatives. I invite you to explore our site to learn more about our academic, research, and service activities. With the help of our current students, alumni, 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 help us achieve our goals.

 

About the Rowan University Psychology Department

The Psychology Department consists of faculty, professional staff and support staff who work together to create a student-friendly environment to maximize learning and the advancement of career goals. The department offers several undergraduate degree programs, undergraduate specialty programs, and several graduate programs including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. We have several initiatives designed to support our students including drop-in tutoring, a transfer student learning community, peer advisors, dedicated academic advisers, and job fairs for our students. Students within the department are also encouraged to engage in research with faculty and/or apply their classroom knowledge in community settings through our field experience course. 

Our academic programs are designed to achieve the following objectives: (1) provide a knowledge base in psychology, (2) encourage scientific inquiry and critical thinking, (3) instill ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world, (4) ensure proficiency in oral and written communication, and (5) facilitate professional development. By acquiring this knowledge and these skills, our graduates are competitive for jobs within a variety of fields including business, industry, human service, and education as well as being prepared for graduate study.

Concentration in Behavioral Services

The coursework in this program of study is designed to prepare students to become Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA). The curriculum emphasizes learning theory and the use of the science of behavior analysis to change the behavior of children and adolescents, especially those with special needs, such as autism and intellectual disabilities. In addition to coursework in a traditional classroom setting, students accepted into this program will also be placed in community agencies where they will received supervised experience implementing behavioral procedures.

 

Contact Information

The Psychology Department is located on 1st floor of Robinson Hall (Suite 115) on the Glassboro Campus at:

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 856-256-4870

Undergraduate Academic Advisors: Megan Kately, Amanda Cox, and Ronald Braxton

Department Secretary: Ms. Brenda Harkins, harkinsb@rowan.edu or 856-256-4874

Coordinator of MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Briget Nunn, MA, LAC, NCC

Coordinator of MA and Post-Bac in Applied Behavior Analysis: Dr. Bethany Raiff