Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Program

Psychology is among the most popular undergraduate majors at the Newark campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. With Rutgers' top psychology faculty, facilities, and research programs, it's no wonder that nearly 3000 students major in psychology at any given time. Psychology is inherently intriguing-how do babies learn, how do social factors influence the brain, how can we treat autism?  Studying psychology at Rutgers-Newark is all the more fascinating because undergraduates learn from expert faculty in their respective field of psychology who delight in sharing their passion for exploring
human and animal behavior.  Rutgers-Newark also is home to the Aidekman Research Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, a national powerhouse known for its research into conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, learning disabilities, and more. Adjacent to the campus are the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which partner with Rutgers and provide access to advanced computing facilities and one of the nation's few university-based fMRI brain scanners.