Marist Helps You Help Others
Psychology majors at Marist have varied interests but one thing in common—they want to help people, and our resources will help you do that. We offer extensive research opportunities, diverse internships, and a flexible curriculum to guide you toward your career goals. Our students are very successful in transitioning to work after college or graduate programs in fields as varied as research, psychotherapy, counseling, public health, law school, medical school, and more.
A Carefully Crafted Psychology Curriculum
Marist’s Psychology BA program enables our students to excel by offering coursework centered around their interests. Some of our unique courses include “Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuropsychology” and “Social Psychology of Modern Living.” The flexible core curriculum paired with the rigorous major curriculum provides our students with a breadth of foundational knowledge that lays the groundwork for practical experience opportunities.
Learn From Experts in the Psychology Field
Our Psychology faculty are at the top of their field and have a diverse range of specialties. Our faculty is intentionally composed of professionals with a wide array of experiences, expertise, and training backgrounds, exposing our students to a variety of subdisciplines both within and outside the Psychology major. Meet a few of our faculty members below, or view all Psychology faculty>
Research With Faculty From Day One
Marist Psychology students are encouraged to participate in thoughtful research with faculty early on in their academic careers. Whether you choose to pursue a graduate degree or jump right into the field, undergraduate research is invaluable in progressing toward your goals.
Develop Important Skills to Succeed
Understanding Human Behavior
Students identify causes that influence thoughts, actions, and feelings, then can predict and modify human behavior.
Students integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion to support effective practices in their fields.
Experience hones workplace demeanor and guides ethical decision making in employment settings.
Students become engaging public speakers, able to read an audience and generate productive discussion.
Students master the technology platforms that will support their success in any work environment.
Students use empirical tools to develop hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and form evidence-based conclusions.
Customize Your Career Path
At Marist, we have mastered the art of pairing a well-rounded core education with unique classes specific to your goals and interests. What does this mean for you? It means your career opportunities are endless. Take a look at just a few academic paths and careers our students have explored.
Psychology Major + Music Minor =
Criminal Justice Major + Psychology Minor =
Crime Scene Investigator
Psychology Major + Political Science Major =
Public Health Administration
Psychology Major + Pre-Med =
*formulas are examples of major and minor combinations that some students have explored en route to their corresponding careers. Each career in these examples requires more than only majors and minors, but are meant to convey the wide range of academic possibilities and career options available through Marist's Psychology Program.
Extensive Top-Tier Internship Opportunities
Internships are a core part of the Psychology curriculum. In an industry with increasingly high standards, field experience before entering the workforce is essential for helping our students excel in their careers. Here are just a few examples of internship opportunities our students are involved in:
Marist Psychology By the Numbers
99% of graduates from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage of psychologists is nearly $80K.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the psychologist career outlook is expected to increase by 14% over the next decade.
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.