About the Rowan University Psychology Department

The Psychology Department consists of faculty, professional staff and 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 each semester. 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 additional 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.