Psychology Department Academic Program

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The Psychology Department at Marist College is committed to providing quality teaching and mentorship. The curriculum we offer is diverse, challenging, and intended to provide not only a grounding in the history, theories, and methods of psychology but also a framework for critical thinking and scientific literacy. Our goal is to encourage students to explore the field of psychology, to encourage self-reflection, and to determine the most rewarding career path. 

Psychology courses are classified into five different categories to reflect a range of sub-disciplines within the field of psychology. Courses in each category are taught by engaging professors who are experts in their field. These five categories are:

     Developmental Psychology
     Biological Psychology
     Sociocultural Psychology
     Learning and Cognition
     Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology

     Psychology Department Course Descriptions
     Courses Associated with Each of the Five Categories

The Psychology Major

Being a psychology major at Marist prepares students for many career options when they graduate, including clinical/counseling work, research positions, and jobs in industry and government.

     Requirements for Psychology Majors
     Example Program Sequence for Psychology Majors
     6 Credit "Life after Marist" Requirement: Information and Forms

The Psychology Minor

Many students choose to take a psychology minor to complement their coursework in another department.

     Requirements for a Minor in Psychology 

Dual Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice

Marist offers a unique opportunity to combine majors in Psychology and Criminal Justice.

     Requirements for a Dual Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice

Related Minors

While Psychology majors can choose to take on a variety of minors, below is a list of common choices. Be sure to consult with your academic advisor to determine what makes sense for you.

Other Relevant Forms from the Registrar