Psychology, Dual Major in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819

The dual major in psychiatric rehabilitation and psychology is a bachelor of science degree program offered jointly by the Rutgers University-Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP). This unique program offers training in both psychiatric rehabilitation and psychology and provides educational and clinical preparation for professional roles in psychiatric rehabilitation and community mental health settings. Students are also prepared to pursue a variety of graduate degree options.

Psychiatric rehabilitation and psychology dual majors take five semesters of coursework in NCAS. Once they have completed all degree and major requirements at NCAS, students must apply during their junior year to transfer to SHRP. To learn more about the joint degree in psychiatric rehabilitation and psychology, please visit

Four-year curriculum

Transfer Information

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Application for Admission

Course requirements are as follows:

Psychology major courses taken in NCAS:

A minimum of 29 credits toward the major in psychology is required as well as a minimum 2.5 grade-point average in the major. The credits must include:

Core Courses

  •   21:830:101,102  Principles of Psychology (first or sophomore year) (3,3)
  •   21:830:301  Statistical Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (4)
  •   21:830:302  Experimental Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (4)
  •   21:830:423  History and Modern Viewpoints in Psychology (3)


Area Requirements (any four of the following seven classes)

  •  21:830:304  Cognitive Processes (3)
  •  21:830:323  Developmental Psychology (3)
  •  21:830:335  Social Psychology (3)
  •  21:830:363  Abnormal Psychology (3)
  •  21:830:372  Perception (3)
  •  21:830:484  Physiological Psychology (3) 


45 credits of psychiatric rehabilitation courses taken at SHRP:

  • PSRT1101  Introduction to Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3)
  • PSRT1102  Communication Techniques (3)
  • PSRT1103  Group Dynamics (3)
  • PSRT1204  Clinical Principles in Psychiatric Rehab (3)
  • PSRT4119  Clinical Practicum I (6)
  • PSRT2121  Community Resource Management (3)
  • PSRT 4121  Case Management Approaches (3)
  • PSRT4129  Clinical Practicum II (6)
  • PSRT2131  Emerging Topics in Psychiatric Rehab (3)
  • A total of four 3-credit PSRT elective courses (12)