Psychology Program FAQ'S


Why study psychology at FDU? 
Because the School of Psychology on the Metropolitan Campus of FDU is nationally recognized and offers curricula suitable for both professional careers and personal growth.
Which programs does the School of Psychology offer? 
The School of Psychology offers a four-year B.A. program with optional tracks in addictive behaviors, forensic psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and mental health; a five-year B.A./M.A. program in general/theoretical psychology; M.A programs in general/theoretical psychology and school psychology (plus certification as a school psychologist); a postdoctoral M.S. program in clinical psychopharmacology which is available via distance learning; and a fully APA-accredited Ph.D. program in clinical psychology. In addition, the School has recently introduced a post-baccalaureate re-specialization track for individuals seeking transition into graduate programs in psychology from careers or professions outside of psychology.
How many different electives are offered? 
The School of Psychology offers a wide range of electives on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and on both introductory and advanced levels. Courses are offered in primary areas of psychology such as industrial, social, abnormal, personality and experimental psychology, and in special topic areas such as psychology of love and interpersonal relations, techniques in psychotherapy, drugs and behavior, psychology and the law, positive psychology, sport psychology, and political psychology—to mention a few.
Does the School of Psychology accept transfer credits from other institutions? 
Yes, transfer credits are acceptable as long as they are equivalent to offerings within the School.
What are class sizes like? 
Most classes are under 20 students in size, and all programs emphasize individual attention and assigned faculty advisors.
What about opportunities outside the classroom? 
Co-op and field placement programs with up to 6 or 9 credits for work experience are available in most programs. In addition, opportunities for studying abroad at the University’s branch campus in Wroxton, England or at an FDU-affiliate like, for example, Intercollege in Cyprus are also available. Opportunities for graduate students include supervised and direct client contact in settings such as community mental health centers and psychiatric hospitals, and for direct service with school-aged children.
Are the faculty doctorally prepared and experienced? 
Yes, all have doctoral degrees in clinical, school or other areas of psychology, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to teaching, faculty are involved in research and in professional and community service. All activities offer opportunities for student involvement.
What do graduates of FDU go on to do? 
Many undergraduates continue on for a master’s or a doctoral degree in psychology or in other fields such as social work, law, and business. Students who complete an undergraduate track have an edge when job-hunting with a B.A. degree or when applying to a graduate program in the area of their specialization