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.
As a Psychology major, 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 local community colleges 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
Read more about students, faculty and alumni.
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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 …
Psychology majors are prepared for work or graduate study in diverse fields.
Careers with a Psychology Degree
A Bachelor of Science in Psychology will prepare you for rewarding and meaningful work that helps individuals and serves the community. Psychology majors go on to become mental health counselors, social workers, occupational and physical therapists or addiction specialists. Others work in health care, administration, government, education, business or law.
The Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology program at Russell Sage College is the next step for Psychology majors 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 also excellent preparation for Russell Sage College’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Russell Sage College’s M.S. in Occupational Therapy