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.

Faculty

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

“What I particularly like about our Bachelor of Science in Psychology program here at Sage is it offers a breadth of experience for students.”

Patricia O’Connor, Professor

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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.

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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.

Internships and Research

Psychology majors have interned at area human service agencies, in the guidance offices of local schools and even the marketing department of a brewery.

 

If you are considering a graduate program, we encourage you to propose and conduct honors research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Our students have presented their original research at national and regional conferences and Russell Sage College’s Undergraduate Research Day.

Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology curriculum includes core coursework focused on basic psychological principles and opportunities to explore the breadth of the field — or hone in on a specific area of interest — via elective classes, internships and research. You will be ready for work or graduate study in diverse fields.


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Associate Professor, Chair of Psychology, & Graduate Program Director
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