Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Psychology Program

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A broad range of psychology courses coupled with research, internships, and study-abroad experiences will thoroughly prepare you for graduate programs at top schools.

You have the power to tailor your curriculum to match your unique ambitions. You will choose half of the 16 psychology classes you need to take for your major – a more thorough curriculum than many other programs.  Required courses include very popular topics like Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology. You will also have the opportunity to declare a minor of your choice, to further tailor your education for your particular interests.

You will also learn how to conduct professional-level research, completing an independent senior research project – a great opportunity to join our growing number of published undergraduates. 

With the close attention of our faculty members, you can identify and plan for your career goals. Find your passions with internships at places like the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia School District; or while studying abroad anywhere in the world - like Italy, Australia, and the prestigious Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Denmark, just to name a few.

Jefferson also offers two combined degree programs: the BS in Psychology/MS in Occupational Therapy and the BS in Psychology/MS in Community and Trauma Counseling. Please visit the Combined Degree Programs page for information about these programs.

Highlights

  • Extensive exposure – 16 total courses
  • Flexibility in your studies
  • Ability to declare a minor
  • Professional research training
  • Personal faculty guidance and mentorship
  • Endless study abroad opportunities
  • 5-year combined BS and MS degree programs
  • Real-world internship experiences
  • Top graduate school placement

Degrees & Programs

A broad range of psychology courses coupled with research, internships, and study-abroad experiences will thoroughly prepare you for graduate programs at top schools.

The combined BS in Psychology/MS in Occupational Therapy and BS in Psychology/MS in Community and Trauma Counseling degrees are designed for students who know they want to pursue professional careers as occupational therapists or counselors.


Contact Us

PROGRAM CONTACT

John Pierce Jr, PhD
Director and Professor,
Psychology and Biopsychology Programs

Email: PierceJ@philau.edu

ADMISSIONS CONTACT

Office of Admissions
East Falls Campus

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: 215-951-2700
Fax: 215-951-2907
Email:
Admissions@PhilaU.edu