Degree Programs

The Department of Psychology offers a major program in Psychology.

In the BA program in Psychology, students explore cognition and behaviour from the viewpoint of objective research.  If you are interested in becoming a Psychology major, we encourage you to visit the Peer Advisement office (121 Mahar) to first speak with one of the Peer Advisors and to review the requirements for the Psychology major.  You may also view the requirements for the major in the Catalog.  See below for more information on how to declare a major or minor in Psychology.

A new Psychology BA major became effective for the Fall, 2014 semester. For a listing of how courses in the department contribute to the various components of the major (core, breadth, depth, capstone), see the Course Listing page.

A complete description of the capstone options, including a checklist, can be found on the Capstone Information page.

Majors: Psychology BA, Psychology BA/MBA, Psychology BA/MA HCI
Minors:
PsychologyExpressive Arts Therapy

Steps to Declare a Major or Minor within the Psychology Department

  • It is recommended that the student first meet with a peer advisor located in 121 Mahar Hall to fill out the Declaration of Major/Minor form. 
  • The student would then meet with Victor Licatese, Advisement Coordinator for Psychology, 315 Mahar;
  • Students do not need to go to the Peer Advisement office first to declare a PSY BA/MBA.  You would go directly to Victor Licatese, Psychology Coordinator, BA/MBA Program, 315 Mahar Hall.
  • Students interested in the Psychology BA/MA in HCI (Human Computer Interaction) should contact Dr. Damian Schofield, Director of the HCI Program, in Shineman Center 429 .

Upon meeting with an Advisement Coordinator and acceptance into their Major or Minor, the student will be assigned an advisor.  It is recommended that the student make an appointment with their new advisor within a week or two.

The department also participates in other degree programs:

All students enrolled in Psychology Department major programs are encouraged to engage in hands-on work in their area of interest. Students may elect to work on research projects with individual faculty or to pursue advanced research or independent study of their own.  If you have any other questions, please visit or contact us:

Psychology Department
402 Mahar Hall
tel: (315) 312-4013
email:  psychdept@oswego.edu