The Psychology Undergraduate Program
With 50 full-time faculty members, the Department of Psychology offers students a broad selection of courses and opportunities for research, internships, and fieldwork. The internationally recognized faculty publish in all areas of basic and applied psychology. Their research is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and other public and private foundations. There is ample opportunity for undergraduate student participation in the more than 40 laboratories run by the faculty.
The department offices and laboratories are located in Tillett Hall (Livingston campus) and the Psychology Building (Busch campus).
Fall lab courses will start the week of Sept. 13, 2021
Important Information for Fall 2021:
As you know, just about all undergraduate courses will be offered remotely via the internet in the fall 2020 term.
The Schedule of Classes has been fully updated to indicate exactly how each class will be organized. Look up each of your courses in the Schedule of Classes to review the Course Format, the Section Comments, and the Course Notes.
Course Format: In a WHITE box adjacent to each individual Index Number:
If the course format includes Days of the Week and Times, then the class meets live remotely, usually using Zoom or WebEx. You are required to be logged-in and in virtual attendance at those times. This format, sometimes referred to as SYCHRONOUS REMOTE, emulates the face-to-face classroom experience and all students will be meeting together with the instructor at the designated times. You can ignore the Campus Location since the course is meeting remotely.
If the course format states Hours by Arrangement, then the class does not have specific meeting times, rather the course site will indicate specific weekly requirements and assignment due dates. In addition, flexible opportunities to meet with TAs, instructors, and classmates via Zoom or WebEx will be a part of these classes. This format, sometimes referred to as ASYNCHRONOUS REMOTE, provides flexibility for students who have difficulty being logged in at a particular time while we are operating in this remote environment including those that are now in other time zones. These courses still require the same number of hours per week as more traditional course formats and meet the same learning goals. These courses ARE NOT self-paced; there is a weekly schedule of assignments and work submission beginning the first week of classes and opportunities for live, remote, interaction.
If the course format includes both a specific meeting time AND Hours by Arrangement, then the course meets live remotely, usually using Zoom or WebEx, at the specified time. You are required to be logged in and in virtual attendance at those times. The courses ALSO contains more flexible weekly requirements that you will complete online. This format, sometimes referred to as HYBRID REMOTE, often allows recitations to meet live remotely as a group.
Section Notes: In a BLUE box located above each specific section of the course. The section comments include:
- How to access the course online using Canvas, Sakai or an alternative Learning Management System
- Topics Course Subtitles
- Prerequisite information
- Registration restrictions
- Software/technology requirements such as the need for a Webcam, Microphone, Scanner and/or Test-Taking Authentication Program. For resources, visit the Student Tech Guide and for financial assistance to acquire need technology, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Course Notes: In a GREY box located under the title of the course. The course notes include:
- SAS Core goals
- Instructions for seeking special permission
- Registration limitations and course equivalences
You may also be able to find more information by visiting Department web pages.
Registration Policies and Deadlines
Classes begin Tuesday, September 1. Please log in to Canvas and Sakai (or any other LMS listed in the Schedule of Classes for your courses) on Tuesday, September 1 to begin your classes.
WebReg and Registration Changes
Continuing Students may use WebReg now to make schedule adjustments. The add/drop period extends through September 14.
New, first-year students, will be receiving their schedules on August 20, and will be able to use WebReg to make adjustments beginning Tuesday, August 25, extending through September 14.
SAS Students may add and drop classes without a W through September 14, but must retain a full-time registration of at least 12 credits.
SAS Students may withdraw from individual classes with a W through November 30, as long as they retain 12 credits of active registration.
SAS Students may withdraw from all classes by taking a Leave of Absence through November 30.
Class Attendance Changes
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: attend MONDAY classes
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25: attend FRIDAY classes
Advising and Registration Assistance
Help is just a mouse-click away! Like you, SAS Advisors are working remotely although the physical Advising Centers are closed. But, we are here to assist you through a range of channels:
Need help registering or adjusting your schedule: Advisors are available for Live Chat weekdays 9am-5pm EST
Virtual Live Advising Appointments: Need to speak with an advisor for long term planning? Call 848-932-8888 to set up a virtual appointment. Advisors are happy to meet with you using Zoom or WebEx.
Coming Soon: Schedule your appointment with our new on-line scheduling tool!
Psychology Society of Rutgers University
The Rutgers Psi Chi Chapter
Psych Alliance Faculty Advisor: Professor Edward Selby
This organization is for anyone interested in psychology. It consists of members of The Psych Society and Psi Chi (International Honors Society in Psychology), New Brunswick Chapter. The Psych Alliance sponsors events each semester ranging from guest speakers in various fields of psychology, a graduate student panel, information sessions on research opportunities or possible options for a career in psychology, volunteer drives, "Big Sibling" mentoring program and much more. Current and prospective psychology majors/minors are encouraged to join! Psi Chi Honors Society applications due late November.
Applications are available on the Forms and FAQ page.
Stay Connected with the RU Psychological Alliance on:
The Rutgers Psi Chi Chapter
Recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology. Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
The benefits of becoming a Psi Chi member:
- There are many scholarship opportunities for Psi Chi members
- Your Psi Chi membership is lifelong
- Psi Chi offers over $400k in awards, grants, stipends, and scholarships every year. Psi chi has numerous research opportunities, you can collaborate or start your own research.
- We have a Psi Chi journal of psychological research (that published psi chi undergraduate and graduate level research)
- Psi Chi can help you by providing resources to help you find careers in psychology
Applications for The Rutgers Psi Chi Chapter are due between the first week of September through late November.
- Overall GPA = 3.3+
- Psych GPA = 3.4+
- Completed 21+ psych credits or have taken 15 psych credits and be enrolled in 6 credits.
2020- 21 Psi Chi Executive Board Members
Psi Chi Executive Board Members:
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For more information about the national Psi Chi Organization, please visit www.psichi.org.
NuRhoPsi Beta in New Jersey - The Rutgers Chapter for NuRhoPsi, the National Honors Society in Neuroscience
Facebook Page: Nu Rho Psi – Rutgers University
NuRhoPsi Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Kasia Bieszczad
Dr. Mimi Phan
This organization is for anyone interested in neuroscience and the brain. It consists of members of Nu Rho Psi Club and Nu Rho Psi Beta in New Jersey (The Rutgers Chapter of the National Honors Society in Neuroscience). NuRhoPsi sponsors meetings, workshops, fundraisers and Brain Awareness Week events ranging from guest speakers in various fields of neuroscience, a journal club, activity and information sessions on neuroscience research opportunities, applying to graduate school, how to get involved in community outreach, and beyond. Membership gets students access to a diverse community of neuroscience-related researchers and peers. Nu Rho Psi also awards extramural travel grants to conferences and research awards from Nu Rho Psi Headquarters. Current and prospective majors/minors across a breadth of fields that touch on neuroscience are encouraged and welcome to join the Nu Rho Psi Club! Membership to the Club is open to all levels. Membership to the National Honors Society is by application or invitation, usually in the Junior or Senior year.
Students interested in NuRhoPsi Club should visit our get INVOLVED page:
Nu Rho Psi Honors Society applications are due in February. Applications and more information is available at the NuRhoPsi Beta in NJ page: https://cleflab.myportfolio.com/nurhopsi-beta-in-nj
2020-21 NuRhoPsi Officers
President: Anusha Patil
Vice President: Jessica Stephenson
Treasurer: Giorgia Merolli
JOIN US ANNUALLY FOR “AXON” (Advancing Cross-Disciplinary Outreach in Neuroscience) – An Undergraduate Research Conference held each Spring, organized by local NuRhoPsi Chapters. AXON 2021 will be held on Friday March 12, 2021 at SUNY Old Westbury (or virtually, TBD). https://axon.myportfolio.com/