The Study of Behavior
Psychology majors use science to better understand why people behave the way they do — and they use that understanding to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals.
What Classes do Psychology Majors Take?
As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, you’ll take courses investigating areas of human behavior, such as cognitive, social, clinical and well-being. You will also be able to enroll in classes in other disciplines that interest you — from the visual and performing arts to business and law. You may choose to build your professional network and your resume through an internship, research experience or both!
Transfer-Friendly and Evening Options
Russell Sage College offers an evening B.S. in Psychology program for working adults — it’s the only evening program in Psychology in the Capital Region. We also maintain several articulation agreements with community colleges in and around Albany and Troy, New York, to help you maximize your transferable credits.
Our faculty are experienced practitioners and scientists — but you will find that they are supportive teachers, first. They will guide you in a basic understanding of psychological principles, and introduce you to their areas of expertise:
- Developmental psychology
- Cognition and memory
- Close relationships
- Counseling and positive psychology
- Biopsychology and evolutionary psychology
- Statistical analysis/research design
- Community psychology
- Intimate partner violence
- Multicultural, diversity and indigenous issues
- Environmental concerns
Famaria Wiggins is a Psychology major in Russell Sage College’s Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program. CSTEP — sponsored by …
“There are a lot of different avenues where I can receive support, but also find opportunities.”
For any student considering coming to Sage, Ryan Jennings has a simple message: “If you don’t really know what you …
Careers with a Psychology Degree
Russell Sage College Psychology majors go on to become licensed mental health counselors, social workers, occupational and physical therapists or addiction specialists. Others work in health care administration, government, education, business or law.
A bachelor’s degree in Psychology prepared these Sage graduates for success.
When it came time to apply for college, Jennifer Keane had a clear number one choice. Since she knew she …
“During undergrad, I had the opportunity to take a graduate level psychotherapy course. This helped me get the foundational knowledge I needed to succeed in my clinically-oriented classes during my doctorate program.”
Julie Cunningham, Ph.D.
Julie Cunningham holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and works at the prestigious Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. And while …
“Sage is the place where I grew in confidence. It’s where I was prepared to succeed at a research university’s Ph.D. program. ”
Graduate Studies with a Psychology Degree
The Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology program at Russell Sage College is the next step for individuals who want to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
We also offer a Master of Arts in Community Psychology program that is focused on social change and social justice.
Our B.S. in Psychology is excellent preparation for Russell Sage College’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Russell Sage College’s M.S. in Occupational Therapy.
Recent Sage graduates have been accepted to doctoral programs in Psychology at the University of Alabama and Indiana State University.