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About the Department

Delve into fascinating questions of human thought, emotion, and behavior. How do the brain and the mind interact? How do social and cultural forces shape us? How do we change from birth to death? How can we use psychology to help people overcome challenges in their lives, workplaces, and communities? Gain the expertise of the psychologist through courses, internships, and faculty-led research. Our graduates are well prepared for advanced study and exciting careers.


Partners in Research

Students collaborate with faculty in 20 research labs, expanding knowledge (while having fun!).


Close Community

Small classes and active mentorship connect faculty and students in bonds that last beyond graduation.

Classical Studies

Career Foundation

The skills and insights of the psychologist translate to many fields: law, medicine, business, and more.

  • May 18, 2018

    Congratulations, Class of 2018! If you would like to view the Commencement Ceremony program for the Department of Psychology, click here. We are so proud of our graduates!

  • May 10, 2018

    2018 DEPARTMENTAL CEREMONY INFORMATION: PSYCHOLOGY When and where will it be held? The departmental ceremony will be Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Student Recreation Center from 12:00-1:30 PM. Although you may know the way, be sure to alert your guests of the location, especially those who may need special assistance. Please use the back entrance...

  • April 13, 2018

    Earlier this year, the psychology department held a contest for students to create a logo that incorporated both the concepts of diversity and psychology. After careful consideration, we chose Kayla McKenna’s image as the winner! Kayla is an Elementary Education and Psychology dual major. She is graduating in December 2018 after completing her student teaching in...

  • April 11, 2018

    We are so proud of all of our students' accomplishments! The 2017-2018 Scholarship Newsletter highlights the major awards and scholarships given to Psychology majors during the year. Click here to check it out! Keep up the hard work, Psychology majors!

  • March 12, 2018

    The Advising Newsletter for the upcoming registration period (Tuesday, April 03 to Friday, April 13) is now available, and we have some great courses coming up! This guide is a valuable resource for all students as you prepare for registration. It contains information on Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 courses, registration tips, and details about the advising...

  • February 21, 2018

    The Student Awards Committee and the Psychology faculty invite Psychology majors to apply for a scholarship for the next academic year at TCNJ. Applications are due by 12pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The Marshall P. Smith Scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of academic excellence, evidence of commitment to psychology, financial need and involvement...

  • December 21, 2017

    As 2017 comes to a close, we want to look over the accomplishments from the previous year to see how far we've come. We publish a "Year in Review Newsletter" annually to compile this data and share our successes with the rest of the community. Click here for the 2016-2017 Year in Review Newsletter. Check out...