Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology
The Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology is a joint degree program with Kean University, Georgian Court University and Felician College. This unique program offers a dual major in 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.
Graduates are employed by programs that provide services to individuals living with serious mental illnesses. These include assertive community treatment (PACT) teams, case management programs, partial care programs, supported
employment programs, and supported housing programs. The Bachelor of Science program can be the first or second step of the career ladder in psychiatric rehabilitation education offered by Rutgers SHRP. Students who enter the program with an Associate of Science Degree in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment (ASPSRT) continue their education at SHRP with a core course in Case Management and a minimum of 12 credits of upper level psychiatric rehabilitation courses that focus on topics such as vocational rehabilitation, independent living, family support and intervention strategies for individuals with co-occurring disorders. At the partner school they complete the requirements for a psychology major and finish general education requirements for a total of 120-133 credits. The number of required credits depends on the partner school’s requirements, for example the joint program with Kean University requires a total of 124 credits.
Students who do not have the ASPSRT degree enter the program during their sophomore or junior year at the partner school. At SHRP, they complete core courses (21 credits) in psychiatric rehabilitation, a 12 credit practicum sequence,
and a minimum of 12 credits of electives in upper level psychiatric rehabilitation courses. At the partner school they complete their psychology and general education requirements for a total of 124-133 credits.
To learn more about the Bachelors of Science Degree in
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology contact:
Nora Barrett, Program Director
Rutgers, The State Universityof New
School of Health Related Professions
Department of Psychiatric
Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions
1776 Raritan Road
Plains, NJ 07076