Have you ever wondered what happens to our memories as we age? Curious about how prejudice develops, or how babies learn about the world? What about culture and its influence on our behavior and mental health?
In the Psychology Department at Queens, we know there's nothing more fascinating than the study of the human mind and how it informs our behavior. We offer a major and minor in Psychology, both of which enable you to explore psychological principles, learn to carry out original research, and apply your knew knowledge through real-world internships.
The Psychology major is designed to give students a broad background in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Among the general areas in which students may choose courses are counseling psychology, developmental psychology, and experimental psychology.
Using Your Psychology Degree
Psychology majors are well-prepared for graduate school, and many go on to pursue advanced degrees in psychology and related social science fields. Career paths include many types of positions in guidance and counseling, mental health and rehabilitation, human resources, research and education. Our graduates have gone on to be private-practice psychologists, attorneys, school psychologists, psychiatric technicians, recreation therapists and even intelligence officers in the U.S. Army!