The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is an ideal degree for pursuing a variety of career paths and graduate school opportunities. By incorporating 36 seminary credits, this degree can be completed in just one year.
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.
This degree is offered through The College of Mount St. Vincent (CMSV) and St. Peter’s University.
Your ideal college choice depends on a number of factors including location, financial aid eligibility, and your preference for online or in-person classes.
- New York Residents: CMSV is the ideal option as potential financial aid benefits for NYS residents are greatest when attending a NYS college.
- New Jersey Residents: SPU is the ideal option as potential financial aid and scholarship benefits for NJ residents are very substantial and can significantly reduce the cost of the program.
- Students who reside outside of NY/NJ and/or require an online program must choose CMSV, as this program is available fully online only through CMSV. The SPU program requires in-class attendance in Lakewood on Sundays.
We are proud to have partnered with two exceptional colleges to offer this degree:
- The College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV), a highly ranked college in NYS, featuring an outstanding undergraduate Psychology department. Among the five oldest colleges in New York City, CMSV offers more than 70 nationally recognized programs, including a full array of majors and minors in the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and professional preparation in accounting, business, communication, education, and nursing. This program is for NYS residents and online students.
- 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. This program is for NJ residents only.
Both institutions are regionally accredited, which means that their degrees are accepted by graduate programs nationwide. Students have used the bachelor’s degree earned at CMSV and SPU for admittance into master’s programs in a wide variety of colleges. For specific information about CMSV’s accreditation, please see here; for SPU’s, please see here.
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.
For students and parents alike, the world of college and degrees can be confusing, costly, and difficult to navigate. We pride ourselves on the high-quality educational institutions we partner with, all of whom offer an accredited degree, uncompromised environment, and first-rate faculty. Most of all, we provide exceptional warmth and support to every single CMSV and SPU student at Sara Schenirer. We work diligently to offer personal guidance to each student and help ensure their success and timely graduation.
- High School Transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA)
- Passing Score on Introduction to Psychology (CLEP/Coopersmith Exam or equivalent)
For more information on how to order and take this test, click here.
- Live-Online – Two classes on Sunday and one/ two weeknights each week
- NY/ NJ – Two classes in person on Sunday and one/ two Live-Online weeknight classes
• An affordable degree program
• In-class learning with an online component
• Highly personalized student mentoring
• Generous transfer credit program
• Student-friendly Bais Yaakov environment
• Exemplary education with outstanding instructors
College of Mt. St. Vincent
If taken through CMSV, the cost for this degree is approximately $19,500.
Tuition for the undergraduate programs is $1200 per 3-credit course.
During the program, students typically take 15 courses (over three semesters) for a total cost of $18,000. All courses taken through CMSV may be covered by financial aid.
In addition to seminary credits, a student will likely need to take a limited number of additional exams or courses to complete her degree. These additional courses cost approximately $1,500. We provide personalized guidance to ensure that this is accomplished affordably and efficiently.
St. Peter’s University
If taken through St. Peter’s University (SPU), the price for the full program is $22,000 before scholarships are applied.
To make this degree program as affordable and accessible as possible, St. Peter’s University has agreed to substantially reduce the cost for students who register through Sara Schenirer. The cost varies based on the number of credits the student takes.
For eligible students, the cost of the college courses may be entirely covered by financial aid. Students who are not eligible for financial aid will still be entitled to significant grants and/ or scholarships that substantially reduce the cost of the degree.
Additionally, payment plans are available each semester.
Our advisors will be glad to explain the cost structure to you so you can see for yourself how truly affordable this degree program can be for you.
Eligible students can receive financial aid for the portion of the degree taken through CMSV or SPU.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at this link. SPU students must submit the FAFSA, and MSV students are strongly encouraged to do so as well. Be sure to complete the correct year’s application.
College of Mount St. Vincent
CMSV’s FAFSA school code is 002703.
For New York State residents only:
The TAP application is available approximately one week after the FAFSA is submitted at this link.
CMSV’s TAP code is 0130.
St. Peter’s University
SPU’s FAFSA school code is 002638.
Students should write “Title IV Code 002638 Saint Peter’s University, 2641 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ” in the appropriate section of the FAFSA.
For New Jersey State residents only:
Your FAFSA information will be sent to HESAA to determine TAG eligibility. HESAA (NJFAMS) will send an email prompting you to create an account to access the TAG information.
To request an application, please submit this form.
When completing the application, you will also be requested to supply:
- High School Transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA)
- 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.
Genetics and Psychology
Interviewing and Counseling
Introduction to Psychology II
Perspectives on Parenting
Psychology of Childhood
Research Methods I
Topics In Psychology
Writing in Context II
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).
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