BA IN Psychology
Develop the skills needed for research and critical thinking.
If you’re curious and have an innate interest about how we think, interact, learn and change, this popular major at Queens could be your path.
While you're here, you can gain experience with internships at counseling centers, schools, research facilities or law enforcement. You'll learn under the mentorship of committed professors who not only guide your studies but also give you research experience.
When you graduate, you'll have a variety of career options. Recent graduates have gone into health, education, government, child and elder care, rehabilitation and psychiatric services, business, marketing and sales careers. Or you can also pursue graduate school in counseling, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy and social work. You'll have many paths. Start on yours today.
"Reflecting on my undergraduate studies, every professor and staff member whom I have interacted with has made an impact on my Queens experience. The entire psychology department has provided continuous guidance and support in regards to my academic and professional goals."—Lena Etzel '17
Our psychology majors recognize that the best way to apply their knowledge and skills is to engage in hands-on experiences. Our students have landed internships at:
- Children's Miracle Network
- Counseling centers
- IMPACT Family Violence Services
- Pat's Place
- The Practice Institute
- Psychiatric hospitals and offices
- Social service agencies
- Research facilities
- Law enforcement
- Human resources
Through the College of Arts and Sciences you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty who are passionate about their field. Each team member has extensive knowledge and background, and will work closely with you as you pursue your degree. Meet your professors.
After You Graduate
Queens graduates have gone on to study at Columbia, Georgetown, George Washington, University of North Carolina and Wake Forest University, among others. Beyond the clinical areas, psychology prepares you for further study in areas such as experimental psychology, physical and occupational therapy, organizational science, law and medicine.