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Psychology Department

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Undergraduate Programs

The Psychology Department at Marist 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 engage in 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


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.

Double Major in Psychology and Criminal Justice

Marist offers a unique opportunity to combine majors 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.

Focused Elective Information