Bachelor in Psychology
Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:
- Describe the nature of psychology as a discipline
- Describe the basic characteristics of the scientific method as it applies to psychology
- Follow the APA Code of Ethics in the treatment of human and nonhuman participants in the design, data collection, interpretation, and reporting of psychological research.
Seek and evaluate scientific evidence for psychological claims.
- Understand the values in psychology
- Learn how to implement psychological knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.
- As a result of completing this program, students should have acquired the following skills and values:
- Effective writing and oral communication skills,
- Effective interpersonal communication skills and personal development,
- Quantitative and qualitative literacy,
- Socio-cultural and international awareness.
This bachelor degree program is designed to require 4 academic years of full-time study. Students can opt to study in part-time mode.
The program in psychology is both rigorous and flexible, offering a solid background for a number of subsequent career and educational choices. For those students who plan to join the workforce directly, this degree provides a solid fundament for a host of specializations in the field of Psychology.
Students who complete the NYC/Empire State College undergraduate program can follow many career options such as (to name a few), human services specialists, personnel analysts, psychologists-psychotherapists, psychometric development specialists and counselors.
All psychology major students, upon completion of their studies, can apply to join the APA (American Psychological Society) or the BPS (British Psychology Society) as graduate members and to pursue the status of Charted licensed psychologists.
The graduate program at NYC prepares students to continue further graduate studies in any of the above specializations but also in many other fields.
“New York College was an experience, above all else. I had the opportunity to choose from a variety of majors and to achieve my goals, making a bright future for myself. New York College provides the means and the support for everyone to achieve their full potential and become who they truly want.
From the minute you enter the facilities, you feel special and welcomed. The administrative staff is always there with a warm smile and ready to welcome you and assist in any way they can. And they do! The highly experienced faculty are there to guide you in taking the right steps you need to take in order to follow your dreams and ambitions. With their guidance, patience, kindness, and co-operation you manage to actually do it. For some, it may seem simple and relatively easy to graduate and achieve one’s goals, however there are times when things get hard along the way, and when it can be difficult to keep up. The instructors and Academic Advisors are always there for you in these moments. They are there to support and assist you to take your time and slow down, if necessary. It is all ok, because you are not alone! Through these difficult times we grow and develop resilience for future challenges.
One can learn a great deal at this college. What distinguishes New York College from other colleges is how education is channelled to the students. It is a place which provides stimuli via the people who work there, from the administrative staff to the instructors, who are a positive influence and ultimately help you to become a better version of yourself.
My instructors helped me achieve my goals through gaining knowledge and experience, but they also taught me how to know myself better and how to act and think to achieve my future goals. For that I truly thank them and respect them. I owe them my success and I am honored to have met them.”
Graduate of BS Concentration in Psychology, State University of New York, Empire State College