Psychology (B.S.) Major

Curious as to how people perceive the world? Always wonder what motivates them and how the brain works? As a psychology major you will immerse yourself in the study of human behavior while understanding psychology as a science, the methodology of the discipline, and principles and concepts in major areas. With the guidance of talented faculty eager to help you excel and first-rate laboratories, success is within your reach.

Career Potential

  • Academics
  • Research
  • Counselor/therapist
  • School psychologist
  • Human services
  • Organizational psychologist

What Will I Learn?

  • Learn from multi-talented faculty who are experts in educational psychology, personality/social, abnormal psychology, learning, cognition, emotion, neuroscience, psychopharmacology and psychology of the exceptional child.
  • Develop a strong liberal arts foundation helpful for a variety of different career paths.

Special FeaturesFaculty mentoring a student

  • Benefit from far-ranging faculty expertise, innovative teaching and leading-edge technological resources.
  • The program is designed to provide a solid foundation for graduate school training in psychology.

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities: You can practice the methods of psychology in real-world settings while adding depth to your learning by conducting undergraduate research

Student Clubs

Psychology Club

Honor Societies

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

Next Steps

Contact Us

Main office: Old Main, Room 132
Phone: 607-753-4218
Fax: 607-753-5738

Fast Facts

Many students participate in internships, field study and research with the psychology faculty.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Junior Psychology Major Achievement Award
  • The Psychology Research Award
  • Psychology Academic Excellence Award
  • Senior Psychology Major Achievement Award
  • Non-Traditional Student Major Achievement Award-Psychology

See all scholarship opportunities

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