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Experience a strong academic foundation augmented by labs, fieldwork and research experiences.

Psychology Major

Psychology uses scientific method to study behavior and thought processes in humans and animals. Our program prepares students for further graduate study or for careers in mental health, research, business, education and many other areas.

What Will I Learn?

In our undergraduate program, you will develop an appreciation of scientific thinking and methodology, achieve mastery of the core content areas of psychology, and apply this knowledge in both scholarly and practical experiences.

What is Unique About Our Program?

  • Opportunities to assist professors with research and attend regional and national conferences
  • Department-affiliated Center for Neurobehavioral Health, with opportunities to work with children with autism as well as adults suffering from dementia or traumatic brain injury
  • An extensive internship program with placements in schools, hospitals, and other local agencies
  • Brand new facilities, including computer labs, research labs, clinic rooms, observation rooms, meeting rooms, and student lounge areas
  • Flexibility — choose a campus close to you. Earn your bachelor’s degree at our main campus in Plattsburgh or complete your degree at our branch campus in Queensbury.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Our psychology degree provides you with skills that are valuable for graduate education in master’s and Ph.D. programs, as well as careers in a wide variety of fields, including business, social services, research, and education. Some examples of bachelor’s-level jobs that make use of a psychology major’s skills are:

  • Child care worker
  • College admissions counselor
  • Human resources manager
  • Career counselor
  • Family services worker
  • Case manager
  • Camp director
  • Business administration
  • Statistical assistant
  • Research analyst
  • Market research and polling
  • Staff trainer
  • Public relations specialist
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