Psychology majors examine human behavior and the related mental and physiological processes through in-depth research projects, dynamic seminar debates and a wide variety of courses. Qualified majors have an opportunity to do internships for credit in clinics and day treatment programs.

SJC psychology professors are highly respected professionals with hands-on clinical experience and research expertise. They bring qualified majors into research projects and regularly provide individual academic guidance to help majors find their own niche within the field.

An undergraduate degree in psychology prepares graduates for work in many settings, including community agencies, mental health clinics, psychiatric institutions, rehabilitative services and research organizations. Many majors find rewarding positions in the areas of social work, advertising,  consumer research,  personnel, politics, law enforcement and government service.

The psychology major also prepares students for graduate school in psychology and related fields. SJC psychology majors have pursued graduate degrees in counseling, school psychology and social work, for example, at such well-known institutions as Pace University, Columbia University, New York University, Brooklyn College and Queens College.