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Psychology Department

Welcome to the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Psychology. We offer an undergraduate major or minor in psychology and a graduate program in school psychology.

In our undergraduate program, you will learn about psychology as a scientific discipline, preparing you for work or graduate study in a diverse range of fields. Please visit our psychology major page to learn more.

School psychology graduate students earn the M.A./C.A.S. in school psychology. Our NASP-accredited program provides carefully focused knowledge and training in school psychology, following the scientist-practitioner model. You will work closely with individual faculty members, and become eligible for certification as a school psychologist in New York state. More information can be found on our school psychology graduate program page.

During the college’s open house events, prospective students can attend a psychology-specific information session. You are also welcome to visit our department during any time of the year — please contact the department chair if you would like to arrange a visit.

Services & Community Outreach

The psychology department hosts the campus-wide Center for Neurobehavioral Health, which provides numerous services to the community. Both graduate and undergraduate students gain invaluable community service and research experience through assisting with these programs. Affiliated clinics include:

  • Neuropsychology Clinic and Psychoeducational Services
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center
  • Nexus Program for children with autism spectrum disorders


Psychology majors can find answers to many common questions in the student handbook. This handbook provides detailed information about classes, expectations, internships, career options, graduate school, and more. Hard copies are also available in the psychology department main office.

Student News

Psychology Student Research Panel

On Friday, May 3, student researchers presented their work at the Psychology Student Research Panel. Students have been working hard for one or more semesters planning their studies, collecting and analyzing data, and organizing their findings. Projects included studies of mental health, fitness center use, social-emotional learning programs in K-12 schools and total eclipse memories. Congratulations to all of the researchers on bringing these projects to completion!

Learn more about these presenations

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence Recipient

We are pleased to announce that senior psychology major Christine Parmeter has been chosen to receive the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, an honor given annually to exceptional students across the state who demonstrate integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives including leadership, campus involvement, athletics and service. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the university.

Parmeter plans to remain at SUNY Plattsburgh following graduation, continuing in the fall to earn her master’s in clinical mental health counseling.

Read more: SUNY Recognizes Two Plattsburgh Seniors for Excellence in Academics, Leadership

Student Clubs

Awards & Scholarships

Departmental Awards & Scholarships

Redcay Awards & Scholarships for Student–Faculty Collaboration

Awards for Psi Chi Members

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