A hallmark of SJC Long Island's psychology program is that students work closely with our faculty both in and beyond the classroom.
Students and faculty collaborate on original research projects, and both students and faculty regularly present at regional and national conferences. The department offers extensive summer study abroad experiences to locations such as Oxford, England and Romania. From internships and service learning to undergraduate research and study abroad, these experiential opportunities promote personal and professional growth and open doors to meaningful employment or to advanced study. Our graduates gain acceptance to outstanding graduate institutions, including St. John’s, CUNY, Tufts, UC Berkeley and Rutgers.
Our faculty members reflect a vast intellectual range, with experts in clinical, school, experimental, developmental and physiological psychology. Our course offerings cover the gamut of theoretical and applied topics. To ensure that all students progress from their academic program to career pathways, we offer an extensive internship program in such applied settings as child protective services, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, schools, developmental disabilities centers, prisons and emergency hotline crisis intervention centers.
Psychology majors must complete 36 credits, including 5 required and 6 elective courses.