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Psychology

Students in Psychology are building a strong foundation for a career in almost any industry

With professors who are leaders in their fields, on-the-ground training in supervised internships, and access to an active community of industry professionals both in and outside the classroom, you’ll learn the necessary skills and gain the practical experience to forge a path in whatever direction you dream—whether that’s in clinical services, or beyond.

Outcomes

Prepare for

an impactful career

This program provides a solid foundation for future graduate studies in areas such as clinical, forensic, developmental, school, counseling, and experimental and industrial-organizational psy­chology. When combined with a broad program of other courses, it can also prepare students for future careers in a variety of fields from experimental research to business and law.

Real World Skills

Programs combine methodological and theoretical courses with fieldwork that focuses on the development of applied skills.

Education For Life

Classes and course materials prepare students for a lifetime of learning, critical thinking, and responsible action.

Community

Passionate teachers and committed alumni can help students build bridges into careers at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country.

Goals & Objectives

  • Train students for lifelong learning, thinking and action by providing an education which teaches psychology’s knowledge base, scientific methodology, interpersonal skills and ethics
  • Prepare majors who will enter careers in human services, business, education and other applied fields to be competent, and caring professionals.
  • Prepare students who will continue their education in advanced study to be culturally sensitive, well-prepared and creative graduate students
  • Provide students with coursework and extracurricular activities that enhance their knowledge and appreciation of psychology
  • Encourage faculty to support and carry out departmental goals in an atmosphere

Institutes and Centers

All students are encouraged to get involved with the centers, helping to research and present at conferences. St. Francis College hosts three cutting edge centers devoted to fields of Psychology:

  • The Institute for International & Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP)
  • Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL)
  • The Center for the Study of Pinniped Ecology and Cognition (C-SPEC)

Combined Masters and Bachelor’s Degree

Students who excel in their undergraduate studies can apply for the new combined Masters and Bachelors Degree in Applied Behavioral Psychology. Classes include Advanced Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioral Assessment. This program prepares students for more advanced job placements upon graduation, or can provide an extra year of preparation for application to doctoral programs.

Psychology Faculty
Professor

Steven Anolik

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Office: 718.489.5286 
Department Chairperson

Kristy Biolsi

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Office: 718.489.5415 
Director, Institute for International & Cross Cultural Psychology / Professor Emeritus

Uwe Gielen

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Office: 718.489.5386 
Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation / ALO / Professor of Psychology

Michele Hirsch

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Office: 718-489-5455 
Vice President for Academic Affairs / Academic Dean

Jennifer Lancaster

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Office: 718.489.5323 
Assistant Professor

Laura Egan

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Office: 718-489-5452 
Assistant Professor / Director of Forum on Migration

Daniel Kaplin

Assistant Professor

SungHun Kim

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Office: 718-489-5475 
Assistant Dean of Freshman Studies / Adjunct Professor

Monica Michalski

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Office: 718.489.5472 
Student Stories

Outcomes Driven Education

With strong support from their teachers and peers, students in Psychology can confidently go onto work in clinical services, or a career in almost any field.

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