BS in Psychology Program


College of Humanities & Sciences


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


On Campus


122 - 137


4 Years

Contact Information


Name: John Pierce Jr., PhD
Position: Program Director & Professor, Biopsychology & Psychology Programs
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Student Resources

Jefferson Psychology Society

The Society meets on a monthly basis and is open to all psychology and biopsychology students.  Guest speakers from within and outside the university provide valuable information regarding graduate school, study abroad, internship possibilities, and ongoing research.  The Society participates in community service and fund-raising activities.  The Society also sponsors field trips to diverse places such as the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Sex in New York City.

Psi Chi

(National Honors Society for Psychology)

Our psychology and biopsychology programs maintain a local chapter of the Psi Chi National Honor Society of Psychology. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society for Psychology, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).  The Society was founded in 1929 to promote excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. Membership in this society is nationally recognized as a laudatory achievement in the field of psychology.  We offer an annual membership drive open to all psychology and biopsychology students who meet Psi Chi national requirements.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In the psychology and biopsychology programs at Jefferson, you have the unique opportunity to study abroad anywhere in the world.  If you find a school with a psychology program, our faculty help can make your semester or year abroad a reality.  We have sent students to Australia, New Zealand, London, Italy, Fuji, Cyprus, and other location.  We frequently send students to the esteemed Danish Institute for Study Abroad.  We only ask you send a postcard!


Psychology and biopsychology students have completed successful internships in a number of diverse locations, including counseling, educational, research, business, and legal settings.  Students have interned at the District Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office, the New Jersey Parole Office, the Lihn Center for Counseling Psychology, Comcast-Spectacor, Independence Blue Cross, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and other locations.  One student even completed an internship at the Wild Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World!