Psychology Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

Undergraduate Program

The psychology program at SUNY Plattsburgh provides a broad background that focuses on the scientific basis of human behavior. We offer a baccalaureate degree in psychology at our main campus and at SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury. We also offer minors in psychology and art therapy. Students can gain practical experience through numerous research and teaching opportunities, internships, and participation in Psi Chi. These opportunities provide an excellent foundation for entering master's and doctoral programs, and they help students develop skills sought by employers in diverse fields such as social service, human service, business, and research.

School Psychology Graduate Program

School psychology graduate students earn the M.A./C.A.S. in School Psychology. Our NASP-accredited (with conditions) program provides carefully focused knowledge and training in school psychology, following the scientist-practitioner model. Students work closely with individual faculty members, and become eligible for certification as a school psychologist in New York State.

Services and Community Outreach

The Psychology Department hosts the campus-wide Center for Neurobehavioral Health, which provides numerous services to the community. Students gain invaluable community service and research experience through assisting with these programs. Affiliated clinics include:

  • Neuropsychology Clinic and Psychoeducational Services.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center.
  • Nexus Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the psychology program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

photo of Beaumont HallDepartment co-chairs
Dr. Katherine Dunham (katherine.dunham@plattsburgh.edu)
Dr. Michael Morales (michael.morales@plattsburgh.edu)

Department secretaries
Ms. Pam LeClair (leclaipl@plattsburgh.edu)
Ms. Donna Vanderhoff (vanderdm@plattsburgh.edu)

Office
Beaumont Hall 211 (Building 31 on the campus map)
Psychology office hours: weekdays 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone: (518) 564-3076
Toll-free Phone: (800) 441-7215
Fax: (518) 564-3397

Mailing Address

Psychology Department
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901