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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science Degree •
School of Arts and Sciences

Studying Psychology: The UC Advantage

The psychology major at Utica College provides a broad foundation in the discipline that you can carry forward into 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..

Orientation at Utica College

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. Graduates of the program are well qualified for the rigors of graduate level study or for employment in human services and business.


The psychology program at UC offers two degree options:
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 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.
For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

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
…and other fields. 

UC psychology alumni have taken leadership positions at:
  • Agfa Corporation
  • General Motors
  • Wyeth Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology
  • The House of the Good Shepherd
  • Haley Marketing Group
  • Veterans Administration
  • The Arc of Oneida-Lewis Counties
  • Verizon