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About the Psychology Department

Are you social, inquisitive or enterprising? Do you enjoy collecting and interpreting scientific data? Do you like learning about human (or animal) behavior? Do you like to listen to people? If yes, you might be suited for a major in psychology.

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NJCU’s Psychology Department prepares students for numerous and varied career options. Among the possibilities: Psychology majors go on to teach, conduct research, serve as consultants, and diagnose and treat people. They work in an assortment of settings, such as schools, corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Psychology Department faculty members create a student-centered learning environment, optimal for the exploration of psychology. Their range of expertise affords students the opportunity to truly explore the many ways psychology applies to our world.

The department’s course offerings cover the breadth of the discipline’s specialties. Our experienced faculty members are happy to guide you toward coursework based on your interests, strengths and career goals.

For undergraduates, we offer a major, minor and teaching certification program. For students pursuing graduate work, there are three tracks from which to choose.

Whether you are a traditional student just getting started on your college education, are enhancing your current career with a psychology degree, or are making a mid-life career change, you will find a supportive, diverse and welcoming setting in New Jersey City University’s Psychology Department.

Gainful employment disclosure: School Psychology Graduate Professional Diploma


Department Chair
Andrew R. Getzfeld, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Professional Studies Room 433


  • MA Program
  • MA with School Diploma
  • Professional Diploma