Psychology (BA)

Program Overview

The psychology major is one of Binghamton's most popular majors and provides students with a solid experimental background for further postgraduate study and training in all areas of psychology and related fields. Many graduates go on to earn a master's degree or a PhD and become researchers or clinical psychologists. The Psychology Department is housed within the Division of Science and Mathematics, so the program emphasizes an empirical methodological approach. The goal of the major is to provide students with the foundation of the scientific method, which they can then use to evaluate any topic in psychology.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Psychology: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • BA in Psychology: Foundations in Psychology

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Faculty members are committed to engaging undergraduate students in hands-on research within the areas of brain and behavior, cognition, and clinical psychology. Students can also get involved in the national honor society for psychology, Psi Chi.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Students who major in psychology develop critical, analytical and scientific reasoning skills, as well as research and communication skills. A bachelor's degree in psychology can lead to a variety of careers in fields such as business, law, management, education and public affairs. Graduates holding advanced degrees in psychology can pursue careers in mental healthcare, other healthcare services in a variety of settings, research and private practice. Examples of potential careers include: counseling, industrial/organizational psychology, school psychology, forensic psychology, speech and language services, video game user researcher, science writer, science advocate and policy advisor.

For more information, visit the Psychology website.