- Students learn skills that are marketable in a variety of professional fields both within and beyond the field of psychology, including careers in the human services professions, research professions, and opportunities in the business world.
- Opportunities to gain hands-on, applied experience by completing field placements at various community agencies, and research projects on an assistantship basis with faculty conducting innovative research projects.
- Preparation for admission into competitive graduate school programs in a variety of disciplines both within the field of psychology (e.g., clinical, cognitive, health, forensic, neuroscience, social, and developmental psychology) and beyond (e.g., mental health counseling, law school, medical school, business school, social work, journalism and communications degrees).
The Psychology Program at Daemen provides students with exposure to a wide variety of content areas including:
- Forensic psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Health psychology
- Social psychology
- Cognitive psychology
Students have the flexibility to choose elective courses in psychology and minor fields of study that meet their personal interests and professional goals. Our research sequence teaches many useful skills through hands-on projects. Students will be able to apply the findings of research on human behavior to promote healthy living and to facilitate appropriate change in institutions and in society.
Applied Behavioral Analysis Sequence
Applied Behavior Analysis is an intervention practice based on psychological science that is used to develop daily life skills and language, cognitive, and social skills. It is used extensively with individuals on the autism spectrum and is recognized as a highly effective intervention for autism and related disorders. It is also applicable to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Disorders, Language and Learning Disabilities, and physical health challenges, as well as applications in organizational behavior, exercise and athletic coaching, and many other settings.
The ABA course sequence fulfills the educational requirements for preparation of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA). BCaBA certification requires a supervised internship of 600 to 1000 hours (which may be attained after graduation through paid employment) and passing a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) examination. New York State is instituting a license and certification process that parallels the BACB curriculum requirements.
Career or School Counselor; Research Specialist; Mental Health Counselor; Family Therapist; Activities Director; Human Resource Specialist; Law Enforcement Officer; Caseworker; Conference and Events Coordinator; Occupational Psychologist; Post-Graduation Possibilities; and many more.
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Last updated February 10, 2018