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Degrees & Programs

The science of Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes.  The psychology major at Queens includes a sequence of core courses emphasizing research skills, critical thinking, and information literacy.  Content area courses focus on knowledge across the core areas of psychology.  Introductory courses present basic psychological principles; upper-level courses provide opportunities for further work in areas of special interest.  Independent study allows the student to design and carry out original research.  Internships in the community setting enable the student to make practical application of psychological principles. 

A major in Psychology provides a basis for graduate study in areas of psychology, education, social sciences, social work and law as well as a foundation for careers in business, social work, mental health, health care and similar areas.


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