St. Peter’s University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is an ideal degree for pursuing a variety of career paths and graduate school opportunities. Through the disciplines of psychology taught in a culturally sensitive environment, the student will gain a deep understanding of individuals and society. They will gain proficiency in employing different research methods and applying evidence. Furthermore, students will learn psychological principles and theories and how to apply them. They will also adopt professional standards in information literacy skills, communication skills, the conventions established by the American Psychological Association (APA) for documenting sources, and APA ethical guidelines.
While it can be used as a stand-alone degree, this 120-credit Bachelor’s degree can also be used to gain entry into our prestigious array of graduate programs including the M.S. in Education & Special Education (Mt. St. Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and M.P.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA (Manhattanville College). Additionally, it can also be used to apply to a wide variety of other graduate programs such as Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Leadership, Law, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutrition, Accounting, MBA, Nursing, and more.
This degree is widely accepted by colleges across the country. Graduates of our B.A. in Psychology have moved on to graduate degree programs in prestigious universities including NYU, Rutgers, Columbia, Cornell, YU, Adelphi, Touro, Brooklyn College, FDU, LIU, Fordham, Carnegie Mellon, and others.
The entire degree program can be completed in just one year and all coursework is offered entirely online, making this the perfect option for students in all locations.
Used as a stand-alone degree or as a stepping-stone for entry into myriad graduate programs, the 120-credit Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree can be used to gain entry into our prestigious array of graduate programs, including the MS in Education & Special Education (Mt. St. Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and MPS in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA (Manhattanville College). It can also be used to apply to a wide variety of other graduate programs such as Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Leadership, Law, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutrition, Accounting, MBA, Nursing, and more.
We are proud to partner with St. Peter’s University (SPU), a highly ranked university in NJ featuring an outstanding Psychology department under the leadership of Maryellen Hamilton, Professor and Chair of Psychology. Founded in 1872, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,600 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. US News and World Report ranked St. Peter’s among the Top 100 “Best Regional Universities in the North,” and Money Magazine ranked St. Peter’s and the “Most Transformative School” in the state of New Jersey.
SPU is regionally accredited, which means that its degrees are accepted by graduate programs nationwide. Students have used this bachelor’s degree from SPU for admittance into master’s programs in a wide variety of colleges. For specific information about SPU’s accreditation, please see here.
This degree can be completed in as few as three semesters (11 months).
Yes. Up to 36 Yeshiva credits may be accepted toward the degree program.
The extreme versatility and accelerated nature of this degree make it an ideal choice for a student who has yet to decide on a master’s program. Many students only choose a career path upon concluding this highly respected, yet affordable undergraduate program that is accepted by premier colleges across the USA.
Students who earned the BA in Psychology have successfully transferred to numerous local colleges including LIU, Adelphi, Touro, Rutgers, Fordham, Seton Hall, Brooklyn, Queens, St. John’s, YU, Columbia, Manhattanville, and more.
SPU prides itself on offering superior education, outstanding student support and a culturally sensitive environment. The university is understanding of the unique requirements and religious sensitivities of the students recruited by The Men’s Division at Sara Schenirer and has worked diligently to accommodate our requests to ensure an environment suitable for Torah-observant Jews.
We pride ourselves on the high-quality educational partners with whom we work, who offer accredited degrees, an uncompromised environment, and first-rate faculty.
Most of all, we provide exceptional warmth and support to every single student at The Men’s Division at Sara Schenirer. For students and parents alike, the world of college and degrees can be confusing, costly, and difficult to navigate. We work diligently to offer personal guidance to each student and help ensure their success and timely graduation.
- High School Transcript or Diploma
- Passing score on Introduction to Psychology (Coopersmith Exam or equivalent)
The Office of the Registrar at SPU grant transfer credits to students who have completed courses at accredited institutions and have provided their official transcripts for evaluation. The Office of the Registrar evaluate and accept only credits that are applicable to the student’s program of study and reflect a final grade of ‘C’ or above. Accepted credits are applied to the student’s record, reflected on their academic planner, but not calculated into their College GPA. The transfer credit planner will also be shared with the student’s advisor to assist with schedule creation and developing a graduation plan.
Acceptable transfer credit options vary and include, but are not limited to, the following: Traditional college credits, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Exams, AP (Advanced Placement) scores, VLE (Validated Learning Experiences), IB (International Baccalaureates), CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam), A-Levels and Military credits, and Coopersmith Exams.
Classes are offered live-online in the evening.
The cost of the degree is between $12,000-22,000, but students who are eligible for financial aid (FAFSA) can receive scholarships to cover the full cost of the degree. Your exact cost will depend on your financial aid eligibility. In addition to the cost of the college, a student will likely need to take a limited number of additional exams or courses to complete the degree. These additional courses cost between $750-1,500. We provide personalized guidance to ensure that this is accomplished affordably and efficiently.
Our exceptional guidance counselors work with every single student, enabling the vast majority of our students to graduate on schedule with all requirements completed.
To request an application, please submit this form.
When completing the application, you will also be requested to supply:
- High School Transcript/ Diploma
- Personal Statement
- Two References
- Personal Photograph
- Non-refundable Application Fee
Even if you do not have these available at the time of application, we recommend submitting your application immediately and submitting the requested documents as they become available.
Once your application is submitted with all the required documents, an interview will be scheduled to continue the admissions process.
Registration is now open for the Fall (September) and Spring (January) semesters. Applications are accepted until approximately one month before the start of the semester. Please inquire about specific dates for the coming semester.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at 718-633-8557 ext. 50 or email [email protected], and as always, we will be happy to assist you further.
Childhood & Adolescence
English Composition I
English Composition II
Personality/Attitudes and Persuasion
Social Experimental Psychology
Statistics and Research Methods
Our BA in Psychology can be used to continue on to our: M.S. in Education & Special Education (Mt. St. Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and M.P.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA (Manhattanville College).