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Psychology BA

Psychology, B.A.

Earn a bachelor’s in Psychology from St. Francis College in New York and learn from leading professionals, access on-the-ground training in supervised internships, and join an active community of industry professionals, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Psychology students at SFC in Brooklyn will graduate prepared for a broad range of careers that include mental health, social service, experimental research, business, law and other specializations. Additionally, the psychology degree 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 psychology major students for future careers in a variety of fields, from experimental research to business and law.

Students wishing to pursue graduate studies may opt into the dual-degree program, where qualified psychology degree students earn both a B.A. and M.A. in just five years. Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals prepared to enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.


St. Francis College psychology B.A. students receive an enhanced system of wrap-around support from day one to post-graduation. Within the robust support, psychology degree students gain in-depth insight and guidance in academic, internship and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.

Psychology majors also have access to three cutting-edge centers devoted to the field of Psychology: the Institute for International & Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP), Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), and Center for the Study of Pinniped Ecology and Cognition (C-SPEC).


Qualified psychology bachelor degree students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis College Honors program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.

The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society , which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.



The required curriculum includes studies in general and developmental psychology, psychobiology, cross-cultural psychology and communication, applied psychology, experimental psychology and more.

Learn more about the bachelor’s degree in psychology curriculum.

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