Bachelor in Psychology

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Program Description

In-Depth knowledge of human behavior, the mind and influencing factors

Pursue your interest in more than 50 psychology courses to choose from.

Have you ever wondered….Why do you do the things you do? What do your dreams mean? Or, why do some people develop schizophrenia? If these questions interest you, then you should consider the Psychology Program. Psychology is the study of behavior, the mind, and factors influencing them. With our highly esteemed faculty, diverse guest lecturers and extensive affiliations with area hospitals and clinics, Mercy College is the place to pursue your degree.

The Psychology Program at Mercy College offers more than 50 different psychology courses so students may succeed in a wide range of careers. You’ll have the opportunity for hands-on training and practical experience in several exciting Internships and Cooperative Education (COOP) placements in a number of human service agencies.

There are many opportunities for students to engage in research including those offered through the RIMI (Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions) and COR grants (Career Opportunities in Research). These federally funded programs provide qualified students with the academic and/or financial support to pursue graduate studies. An honors program and membership in a national society are also available for qualified students.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
  • Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.
  • Identify and explain ethical standards in psychological science and practice.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (written or oral) for different purposes.
  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals.

Academic Program Fast Facts

  • Research opportunities:
    • Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions
    • Career Opportunities in Research
  • Extensive internships and Cooperative Education placements

Career Opportunities

A degree in psychology can help you succeed in a wide range of jobs including academia and education, admissions, advertising, business, communications, counseling, childcare, community services, consulting, gerontology, government, human resources, labor relations, market research, media, rehabilitation, and service-related professions, to mention a few. It will also give you a solid foundation to pursue a graduate degree in many areas of specialization.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

Mercy offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Scien ... Read More

Mercy offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College challenges its faculty and staff to make higher education work for anyone hungry enough to earn a better place in life. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Read less
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