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Psychology

A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Queens College lays a strong foundation for a variety of careers.

If you enjoy working with others, solving practical problems and studying people’s behaviors, a B.A. in Psychology from Queens College offers you the ability to dig deeper and go further. From employment in rehabilitation facilities to large corporations, Queens College psychology graduates are equipped to succeed in a wide range of professional settings or continue with graduate studies.

The department provides a broad-based undergraduate education in the classic liberal arts tradition and seeks to ensure the teaching of psychology in the scientific tradition.

A Few Job Opportunities for Psychology Degree Holders:

  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Forensics
  • Health
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Military
  • Rehabilitation

Research Assistant Positions

Joining a lab as a research assistant can provide many benefits. Students gain firsthand experience, which is essential for those who decide to pursue further study as graduate students. Research assistants are also in direct contact with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral students. Typical lab work includes participating in lab meetings, scheduling, data entry and working with both human and animal subjects.

Internship Options

Psychology internships offer an unparalleled opportunity to prepare for future employment and enhance your career potential. Employers look for candidates with real-world experience, and internships are a great way for employers to prepare and guide talent.

Queens College has close relationships with organizations which employ professionals with training in psychology. Students can intern in a psychology-related setting for 45, 90 or 135 hours per semester. Settings include mental health facilities, community service agencies and human resources departments.

 

Global Student Success Program

Queens College Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a required first-year experience program designed by academic experts covering all aspects of your new living and learning environment in the United States. As a Queens College student from day one, you will enjoy the added benefits of smaller classes where you will receive more personalized attention, and access to academic advisors and tutoring as well as opportunities to connect with other international and American students through a variety of social activities, student clubs and organizations.

Further information about the GSSP is available here.

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