BA/MA in Psychology
Why choose a BA/MA in Psychology?
A Master's degree in psychology can open a number of doors to career opportunities. The program will include foundation courses in counseling theory in group and individual settings, behavioral assessment and intervention, the application of professional and ethical procedures in the field, cognitive neuroscience and research. In the second year, students will either complete a Master’s thesis (for students with research interests and career goals or who are seeking doctoral program admission) or practicum experiences (consisting of community practicum opportunities supplemented by classroom supervision) for those who have applied aspirations. Possible career paths might include Community Therapist, Youth & Family Counseling, Behavioral Coach (medication/nutrition compliance), Substance Abuse Counselor, Juvenile Aggression Counseling, Women's Shelter Counselor, Protective Order Case Manager and Clinical Administration, among others.
What Classes will I take?
36 credits: 30 credits of coursework and
1) Thesis track – 6 cr. thesis
2) Applied track – 6 cr. practicum
Year One (Fall)
Psychological Aspects of Disabilities
History & Systems*
Year Two (Fall)
Foundations of Counseling Theory & Practice
Group Theory and Counseling
Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
Thesis Supervision/Practicum I
Year One (Spring)
Learning and Motivation
Psychology of Diversity
Year Two (Spring)
Advanced Experimental Psychology & Statistics
Professional Issues and Ethics
Thesis Supervision/Practicum II
*Completion of BA requirements.
Who is Eligible?
Junior level students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and whose grades in all courses in the psychology major are C or higher.
What do I do next?
Applications should include the following:
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Satisfactory personal interview
- Research Writing Sample
Interested students should submit all application materials in person or by mail to:
Dr. Jennifer Lancaster, Chair of the Psychology Department
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201