New and Unique Concentration in Psychology is Announced

May 09, 2016 BK LI

Patchogue and Brooklyn, N.Y. – May 6, 2016 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new specialty track in industrial-organizational psychology to its B.A. in Psychology at both its SJC Long Island and SJC Brooklyn campuses.

The concentration was created to allow students to focus their coursework on workplace psychology. Graduates from the program will be able to apply their knowledge to human resources, administration, management, sales and marketing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers drawing on this area of expertise are expected to be the fastest growing psychology specialization with a projected increase of 52 percent over the next 10 years.

“Industrial-Organizational is the fastest growing career field in psychology, and we are the only college on Long Island currently offering this specialty track at the undergraduate level,” said Dominique Treboux, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Psychology at SJC. “The major will allow psychology students to broaden their area of expertise and, consequently, be more marketable.”

The concentration is designed to provide students with skills in areas such as policy development, employee testing and selection, employee training, and development and analysis of organizations. Examples of required courses include psychology of learning, personality psychology, psychological testing, group dynamics and human resource management.

For more information about the B.A. in Psychology with a specialty track in industrial-organizational psychology, call 631.687.4500, email [email protected] or visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.