Psychology

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Have you ever asked yourself why do people behave the way they do?

Have you wondered if your behavior is best explained by your genes or what you have learned? Perhaps you've encountered questions about behaviors and thoughts of others when in the workplace, in school, with your friends or with a group of strangers. If you have, then you are ideally suited to take psychology courses at SJC Long Island.

SJC Long Island psychology students are taught to understand how people such as you and I think, feel and act. Here, based on your interests, you'll find intriguing pathways to neuroscience, motivation, human development, forensics, family systems, social work, school psychology and more. 

Now offering a track in Industrial-Organizational (IO) Psychology — considered the psychology academic area with the greatest job growth potential.

You've got questions and, more importantly, the enthusiasm and intellect to explore answers. SJC Long Island's skilled faculty, immersive internships and research opportunities make us the ideal fit for you.

Psychology Major
What can you do with a degree in psychology?

Psychology Major

A degree in psychology provides a broad, liberal arts background and can lead to a variety of careers. Psychology provides an understanding of people which is a fundamental part of many professions. Psychology knowledge is useful to majors and non-majors alike. In fact, most fields encourage their students to take at least one psychology class. Employers of all types like to hire psychology students because such students have a good understanding of  behaviors and motivations, are able to problem solve, conduct and complete projects, critically analyze information, and have strong knowledge in computer and writing skills.

Want to work after graduation? You will be prepared.

Want to go to graduate school? You will be prepared.

Take a look at our curriculum and you will see the wide diversity of courses offered in small intimate classes, applied internships, service learning courses, travel abroad, and research experiences.

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Psychology Major, Specialty Track in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
The psychology of the workplace.

Psychology Major, Specialty Track in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance and work/life balance. For more information about I-O psychology, visit the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

A total of 38 credits is required to complete the concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

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Psychology/EMBA Dual Degree
NEW FOR SPRING 2017!

Psychology/EMBA Dual Degree

Undergraduate students with this dual training learn to apply their psychology knowledge and skills to human resources, administration, management, sales and marketing. Based on this strong foundation, students at the graduate level then apply theoretical and quantitative business knowledge to organizational issues, thereby building strong business acumen. By taking graduate courses during their senior year, students save time and expenses. More importantly, the dual degree option broadens career choices and increases marketability in the workforce.

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Psychology Minor
Pave the way to your career path.

Psychology Minor

The Psychology Minor provides practitioners with advanced study of current psychology trends and practices.

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Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
NEW FOR FALL 2016!

Certificate in Industrial Organizational Psychology

The certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology will allow students to develop key specialized expertise in the application of psychological concepts to workplace environments. Individuals with knowledge of Industrial-Organizational Psychology apply psychological principles to a variety of work-related areas including human resources, employee testing and selection, training and development, and policy development related to work satisfaction, productivity and health.

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Certificate in Alcoholism and Addictions Counseling
Provide counseling to those affected by alcohol and drugs.

Certificate in Alcoholism and Addictions Counseling

This 29-credit certificate is designed to prepare health, human services, human resources practitioners and psychology majors to provide counseling and referral services to persons affected by alcoholism, drug abuse and dependency.

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Concentration in Psychology for Child Study
A boost to your already-impressive teaching résumé.

Concentration in Psychology for Child Study

This 30-credit curriculum will prepare you for your future in teaching.

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Amanda ButeraAmanda Butera '16

“I would really like to understand the inner workings of people, it is something that has always fascinated me. I love to listen and help wherever I can, and I knew psychology was the perfect fit for me — I feel at home with the subject.”

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Department of Psychology News

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Frost on Oxford

Christopher Frost, Ph.D., recently published "Psychology Beyond Borders: An International Program at Oxford University" in the International Psychology Bulletin (Volume 21, No. 1) Winter 2017. Click here to learn more.

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Confronting Failure

Psychology professor Paul Ginnetty, Ph.D., helps dispel the illusion of freshman inadequacy in the classroom. Click here to learn more.

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Romanian Excursion

Last summer, SJC students traveled to Romania as part of the PSY 330 course, Cross-Cultural Social Psychology. Click here to learn more.

Contemporary offerings for a changing world. 

SJC Long Island now offers its psychology majors a track industrial organization (IO). IO psychologists are interested in the interface of psychology and the workplace. Experts in this area can do a wide variety of activities including personnel selection, enhancing work productivity and satisfaction, managing mental health issues in the workplace, and human resources. IO is considered the area with greatest job growth potential; graduates with expertise in IO are in a great position.

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