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
- 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.