NJIT unveils New Jersey’s first cyber-psychology program

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Science and Liberal Arts will begin offering students a baccalaureate degree option in the emerging field of cyber-psychology.

The new program explores the dynamics between modern technology and human psychology and is the first academic program in the behavioral sciences to be offered at NJIT.

The 120-credit degree option, now available for enrollment through the college’s Science, Technology and Society bachelor’s degree program, involves a combination of traditional coursework in psychology, and study of basic concepts in computer science and information systems.

The program features specialized cyber-psychology course electives that address modern psychological issues of today’s technology-driven world, ranging from the psychology of social networking and online gaming to issues of cybercrime and cyberbullying.