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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.

  • 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...

  • October 20, 2017

    The Advising Newsletter for the upcoming registration period (November 7 to November 17) 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 Spring and Summer 2018 courses, registration tips, and details about the advising sequence. (It...

  • April 24, 2017

    We're so proud of all of our students' accomplishments! The 2016-2017 Scholarship Newsletter highlights our major awards and scholarships given to Psychology majors during the year. Click here to check it out! Keep up the hard work, Psychology majors!