Psychology Department Academic Program
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:
Learning and Cognition
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology
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.
The Psychology Minor
Many students choose to take a psychology minor to complement their coursework in another department.
Dual Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice
Marist offers a unique opportunity to combine majors in Psychology and Criminal Justice.
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.