Major in Psychology

You Belong Here

You’re intrigued by the way people think. You’re curious about the comlplex connection between the brain and human behavior. You’re naturally observant and analytical, and interested in studying social interactions from a scientific perspective. Psychology may be the right major for you.

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Degree Options: B.A. and B.S.


Why UC?

The psychology major at Utica College provides a broad foundation in a discipline that applies to a variety of professional areas. It is a versatile program that enables students to gain a deeper insight into human behavior and the scientific method. With a highly accomplished faculty and excellent facilities for the study of behavior, the major in psychology offers a strong emphasis on research and numerous opportunities to gain field experience.

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What You’ll Learn

The psychology program at UC offers two degree options: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. All of the traditional subdisciplines of psychology are taught, including developmental, social, learning/cognitive, biopsychology, clinical/counseling, and experimental methodology and analysis. This curriculum provides a broad background in psychology for those intending to pursue advanced studies, and general liberal arts education for students wishing to seek more immediate employment.

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Facilities for Research and Discovery


UC's psychology department offers excellent facilities for research and discovery.
 
  • Abe Judson Memorial Psychology Center - features statistical and stiumuli software on all computers
     
  • Animal Behavior Laboratories - located in Gordon Science Center, for research on behavior and visual perception
     
  • Child Development Laboratory - with one-way mirrored observation room

 

Gaining a solid understanding and experience in conducting psychological research is an essential element of UC's psychology program.

 

A Degree that Works

The psychology major prepares you for professional accomplishment in:

  • Mental health services
  • Assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Crisis management and substance abuse intervention
  • Business management

It also provides a strong foundation for advanced study in the discipline, leading to rewarding career opportunities in:

  • Clinical and research psychology
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Medicine
  • Law

All of the traditional subdisciplines of psychology are taught, including developmental, social, learning/cognitive, biopsychology, clinical/counseling, and experimental methodology and analysis.

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