Long Island Psychology Degree
Delve into the human psyche. Understand yourself and others. Get ready.
An understanding of people is a fundamental aspect of many professions. This is why job applicants with psychology degrees attract interest from employers of all types.
At St. Joseph's University, psychology students develop an informed understanding of behaviors and motivations, learn valuable problem-solving techniques, cultivate strong oral and written communication skills, and get the foundation to deliver mental health services.
The strong academic grounding of the psychology major at St. Joseph’s paves the way for students to pursue careers in law, medicine, politics, health and human services, international relations and various aspects of business.
Olivia Phillips ’20
"The psychology department gives their students so many opportunities to get hands-on experience in the field, whether in the community or in a research lab. They want you to be involved, and they show you all that psychology has to offer. Through some of these opportunities, like joining a research lab, it truly solidified why I chose psychology as my major and my decision to transfer to St. Joseph’s."
The Long Island Psychology Major Experience
Get Ready to Research: Students have the chance to be part of a research team, working closely with research faculty while exploring how best to investigate particular questions related to understanding the mind and behavior.
Prepare for Your Future: Internships and volunteer experiences give students golden opportunities to see what they learn inside the classroom come to life, all while further enhancing their résumés.
Career Opportunities: Psychology majors land jobs in such places as social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, religious organizations and correctional institutions.
Flexible Scheduling and Credit for Experience
Creating a schedule that fits into your busy life has never been easier. Regardless of your age, work schedule or other commitments, at St. Joseph’s, we offer flexible scheduling options — including evening, weekend and online classes — that can fit the busy lifestyle of any student. In fact, St. Joseph's University offers qualifying students the chance to participate in the Prior Experiential Learning Assessment (PELA) Program, which gives you the opportunity to apply for credit for the experiential learning you have acquired during your career. Validated learning, not the experience alone, is the basis for awarding up to 27 PELA credits.