About This Program
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.
Why Utica College
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.
Psychology at Utica
"The brain is wider than the sky."
- Clinical and Research Psychology
- Social Work
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.
Psychology at Utica College
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
Student Voices: Raneem Amra
A brief conversation with psychology major Raneem Amra, an international student from Palestine, about her program and her experience at Utica.
Student Voices: Kate Rosbrook
Kate originally came to Utica College to study physical therapy, then quickly developed an interest in experimental psychology. Partly on the basis of her research at UC, she was selected for a research assistantship at Yale School of Medicine’s John B. Pierce Laboratory. The lab director’s acceptance message described Kate as someone whose skills and abilities are a great fit to the position and to the laboratory.
Although consisting of predominantly psychology majors, this group is open to any student with a strong interest in psychology and topics relating to it. The purpose of the group is to search out careers and opportunities in, and become better acquainted with, the various fields of psychology and to promote understanding and cooperation between faculty and students in psychology.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology founded for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Psychology majors at Utica College who excel in their coursework and meet the requirements are invited to join Psi Chi. Students are considered every semester and those who achieve this honor are invited to our annual Induction Ceremony each Spring semester.PSI CHI
Utica College's Psychology department offers three excellent facilities for research and discovery.
- Abe Judson Memorial Psychology Center - features statistical and stimuli 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
A Solid Foundation
All of the traditional subdisciplines of psychology are taught, including developmental, social, learning/cognitive, biopsychology, clinical/counseling, and experimental methodology and analysis.