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Fordham's Psychology Department has three goals for its bachelor's degree students: the ability to understand complex human behavior, apply psychological skills and knowledge in psychology-related careers, and prepare for graduate study in psychology.

As a psychology major at Fordham, you will:

  • Study and conduct psychological research
  • Learn to speak and write clearly in the discourse of the discipline
  • Gain practical experience through course-based service experiences

Psychology majors can go on to graduate work in the field, and explore a variety of jobs, including:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • School psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Sports or health Psychologist
  • Marketing professional

Psychology Course Requirements

The psychology major consists of ten courses:

  • PSYC 1200 Foundations of Psychology
  • PSYC 2000 Statistics
  • PSYC 2010 Research Methods Laboratory
  • Three intermediate (2000)-level courses
    • One basic process course (e.g., Biological; Memory; Sensation and Perception; Cognition)
    • One complex process course (e.g., Social; Infant and Child Development; Adolescent and Adult Development; Personality; Abnormal Psych)
    • An additional basic or complex course
  • Two advanced (3000)-level courses
  • One capstone (4000)-level course
  • One elective psychology course

One of the above psychology courses must be a laboratory course. Two natural science courses (one of which is required for the University core) must be completed: Either one physical science and one life science or a two-semester sequence of a single science.

The bachelor's degree in psychology is available at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.