First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Men's Soccer Classic - Alfred vs. Morrisville
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Men's Soccer Classic - Oswego State vs. Houghton
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
Psychology, the scientific study of human and animal behavior and how such knowledge can be applied, is useful in many contexts, including health care, education, business, industry, sports and law. Oswego's Psychology department offers a superior program taught in an exciting atmosphere. In addition to a solid foundation in general psychology and research methods, a degree in Psychology offers options in health psychology, human factors and neuropsychology.
Majors and Programs
Along with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, we offer a degree in Human Development -- an interdisciplinary program with internship and service-learning options -- and partner with other departments to offer degrees in Cognitive Science (BA or BS), Linguistics, Philosophy-Psychology, and a graduate program in Human-Computer Interaction. Most recently, we added a five-year joint undergraduate/graduate degree option, the Psychology bachelor's/HCI master's degree and a five-year joint undergraduate/graduate degree option combining an MBA with a Psychology bachelor of arts.
Students have a wide range of options including working on research using high-tech equipment, exploring cutting-edge topics across the life span in psychology and learning in developmental research labs with faculty and teams of other students. SCAC awards are available to help fund student research with faculty. Eligible students may be invited to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, or become Peer Advisers. Everyone can participate in Psychology Club activities. Students have many options for internships (including our well-known Oswego Children's Project) and service-learning experiences, and can serve as research assistants or teaching assistants in their junior or senior years.
Our faculty teach and conduct research in many areas of psychology: applied, clinical, cognitive, counseling, cross-cultural, developmental, educational, evolutionary, experimental, gerontology, human-computer interaction, industrial-organizational, multicultural, social, perception, neuroscience, quantitative research methods, teratology, trauma and more. Our faculty have excellent teacher ratings, and have graduated from strong doctoral programs in psychology and human development. Several faculty have postdoctoral research experience. All faculty have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. On the faculty web pages you will find information on their recent publications, recent grants and areas of research.
|Pamela Brand||Forensic, I/O, and Social
|Laura Brown||Developmental - Familyfirstname.lastname@example.org||315.312.3470|
|Roger Brooks||Multicultural Processesemail@example.com||315.312.3469|
|Tom Darvill||Developmental - Teratologyfirstname.lastname@example.org||315.312.3467|
|Christina Leclerc||Developmental - Gerontology
|Ed Lonky||Developmental - Lifespanemail@example.com||315.312.3292|
(Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
First Year Programs
(Associate Advisement Coordinator for PSY & HDV)
|Jackie Reihman||Behavioral Teratologyfirstname.lastname@example.org||315.312.3293|
(Director, Experienced Based Education)
|Developmental - Agingemail@example.com||315.312.2151|
|David Sargent||Learning / Motivationfirstname.lastname@example.org||315.312.3459|
|John Schwoebel||Cognitive Neuroscienceemail@example.com||315.312.3466|
(Director, Human Development Major)
|Bernadette Sibuma||Human Computer Interaction / Cognitive Neurosciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||315.312.3462|
|Paul Stewart||Neurobehavioral Toxicologyemail@example.com||315.312.3295|
|Roger Taylor||Cognition-Learning & Emotion||315.312.4150|
|Herb Van Schaackfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Some of the top 10 occupations that employ students with only a bachelor's in psychology are: top- or mid-level managers, executives and administrators, sales, social work (assistants), management-related occupations, personnel, training and human resources or labor-relations, administrative jobs, insurance, real estate and business services, marketing, auditor and other financial specialists.
Many students continue their education at the master's or doctoral level. One such psychology student graduate is Dennis E. McChargue, Ph.D., now an assistant professor and associate director of clinical training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's psychology department. Human Development graduate Rob Knipe earned a master's in social work from Marywood and currently is in residency in a pediatric oncology medical school program.