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The SUNY Oswego Psychology Department focuses on the scientific study of human and nonhuman animal behavior. Students have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in psychological theory and scientific methodology while conducting research with faculty who conduct state-of-the-art research in our on campus labs in various sub-disciplines in psychology including bio-physiological psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.

Our department contributes to a variety of other psychology-related programs for students, which include the psychology minor, the psychology-philosophy major, the human-computer interaction (HCI) degree program, the dual degree BA/MBA program in psychology and business, and the advanced trauma studies certificate program. The Psychology Department also has partnered with other departments to offer majors and minors in areas such as cognitive science, expressive arts therapy, and linguistics. 


Our Peer Advisor office is located in 121 Mahar Hall. Stop by and ask us for help with declaring a psychology major or minor, registration course selections, campus resources and more! Meet our advisors.