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Study the human mind

Gain greater understanding of human behavior and help promote well-being

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Amazing Pathways

Unlock some of the most mysterious aspects of the mind.

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Psychology students

Succeed through teamwork

Reach goals through working with peers.

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Offered by: Psychology Department

Are you fascinated by the human mind and human behavior? In the Psychology program at SRU, you'll study the mind and learn valuable skills-like how to understand and predict behaviors of individuals and groups, and how to use and interpret data. You'll receive personal attention and gain insightful knowledge through activities both in and outside of the classroom. Our goal is not only not prepare you for a future career, but to enhance your personal, academic, and professional growth so you can go on to promote the well-being of others.

Why Choose Psychology?

If you want to be a psychiatrist or psychologist, or if you're interested in learning more about yourself and others, SRU's Psychology program is for you. Our expert faculty provide a hands-on, personalized, and inclusive education tailored to your goals and interests. In addition to what you'll learn in the classroom, lab, and field, you'll have abundant opportunities for:

  • Leadership (Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Reflections)
  • Scholarship (Student research and conference presentations, internships, honors and awards)
  • Community (Brain Awareness Week, Relay for Life, community education and outreach)
  • Building connections (networking, tutoring, facebook, mental health advocacy)

What Will You Learn?

In the Psychology program at SRU, you'll study the major aspects of human behavior and gain insight into how individuals function in their daily lives. You'll learn about core principles such as:

  • History of psychology
  • Psychological testing
  • Learning
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Development
  • Social psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Abnormal psychology

You can also personalize your education through specialized coursework in Developmental Psychology and electives in Neuroscience, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Gender and Multicultural Studies.

Careers In Psychology

As a Psychology graduate, you'll be able to put your skills to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Human services
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Labor relations
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Criminal justice

You also may choose to continue your education at the graduate level. SRU Psychology students go on to graduate programs such as:

  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Medicine
  • School Psychology and Guidance Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Occupational Therapy

Clubs & Organizations

  • Psi Chi
  • Psychology Club
  • Reflections Body Image Organization