The Psychology Department offers a wide variety of courses aimed at providing students with an understanding of behavior, both normal and abnormal; some classes lay the foundation for a career in psychology.
The major in psychology prepares students for employment in such settings as
residential and treatment programs for handicapped individuals, and in drug
rehabilitation facilities, although a master’s degree is the minimal
educational requirement for many professional positions. A doctorate is
required to practice Clinical Psychology and many other professions in the
field of Psychology, and is also required to receive New York State
certification as a Psychologist. Mental
Health Counselors and School Psychologists are licensed in New York State at
the master’s level, and master’s-level positions are available in industry and
some research facilities.
By appointment, day-student majors can receive advisement from the chair and/or
deputy chair. Evening-session majors receive advisement from the evening
At least half of the courses in the major, including the Advanced Experimental
research course, must be taken at Queens College. Courses required for the
major are offered every semester. Elective courses are offered either every
semester or at least once a year. Students majoring in psychology are urged to
avail themselves of the many advisory resources provided by the department.
1. Peer advisers. Peer advisers are available in the Psychology office,
according to a schedule posted in the office.
3. The Psychology website provides
detailed materials concerning course selection, graduate school preparation,
and career specialization.