Exploring the science of the mind
The Psychology Department's exceptional national reputation is the product of our commitment to academic excellence and pioneering research. Our smaller size allows individual attention to students; yet, we are consistently ranked among the top 75 psychology departments in the nation.
Our students receive intensive hands-on research experience, exposure to a broad network of collaborative projects with distinguished faculty, individualized training and comprehensive support.
We offer the following degree options:
- an undergraduate BA degree
- graduate study leading to a PhD with specialization in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, or Cognitive and Behavioral Science; we do not offer a terminal master's degree
Careers in psychology
Our graduates are fully prepared to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or to enter the workforce. A bachelor's degree in psychology can lead to a variety of career choices, in such fields as:
- medicine and healthcare
- public affairs
Many psychology majors continue their education, seeking either a master's degree or a PhD. Some psychologists are primarily interested in research, while others focus on practice (applying their knowledge to treat others); some do both.
Subfields of psychology include:
- clinical and counseling psychology
- forensic psychology
- sports psychology
Graduates holding advanced degrees in psychology can pursue careers in public mental health, academia, medical schools or teaching hospitals, or private practice.
Our faculty are nationally recognized, published experts, as well as dedicated teachers. Their cutting-edge research covers such areas as:
- behavioral neuroscience
- pediatric psychology
- OCD and social phobias
- stress response systems
- visual perception
- language and speech
Their research results and scholarly articles are frequently published in respected, peer-reviewed publications such as Psychopharmacology Neuroscience, Developmental Psychobiology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Linguistics Review, and Endocrinology, among others.
Psychology department career library
Our career library has a selection of books to help guide you in choosing a career path that best suits you. You may read in the office or borrow books to make a photocopy of selected information.
Check out these books:
- Psychology and Careers in Psychology: A Guide to the Psychology Major at Binghamton University, by Ian M. Evans
- Psychology: Careers for the Twenty-First Century, by the American Psychological Association
For information about careers, research, etc., you are encouraged to see the academic adviser and attend the Psi Chi Career Night held each fall.
Career Development Center
You can also search the Career Development Center for additional information.