General Remarks
Upon successful completion of the Psychology program students will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge about the understanding and the explanation of the human behaviour, thoughts and feelings.
  • demonstrate familiarity with empirical findings of various psychological phenomena.
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of various psychological theories that study human personality, by pointing out contributions and limitations for each.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the physical, emotional, cognitive and personality changes that occur during each developmental stage of the individual’s lifespan.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of human learning, memory, thinking, judgement and problem solving.
  • demonstrate an understanding and an evaluation of psychological research and psychological writings.
  • demonstrate an understanding and differentiation of major psychological disorders, diagnosis and treatment.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the role of heredity and environment in producing changes in physical, intellectual and social behaviour throughout life.

List of Courses

General Education – 33 credits
All students must complete the SUNY/ESC general education requirements.

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

1

Composition I

3

TOEFL > 530

2

Composition II

3

Composition I

3

College Algebra 

3

4

Biology Today

3

Composition I

5

US History I or II

3

Composition I

6

Introduction to Sociology or Social and Cultural Anthropology

3

Composition I

7

Myths, Symbols and Fables

3

Composition I

8

World History I or II

3

Composition I

9

1 other world civlizations course

3

Composition I

10

1 Art course

3

Composition I

11

Computer Applications

3

UNYT Concentration Prerequisites – 39 credits

Course

Credits 

Prerequisite

1

Statistics I

3

College Algebra

2

General Psychology

3

Composition I

3

History and Systems of Psychology

3

General Psychology

4

Human Biology

3

Biology Today

5

Industrial & Organizational Behavior

3

General Psychology

6

Psychology of infancy and Childhood

3

General Psychology

7

Introduction to Learning and Cognition

3

Human Biology

8

Psychoanalysis, Humanism and Behaviorism

3

General Psychology

9

Introduction to Psychological Testing and Measurement

3

General Psychology

10

Abnormal Psychology

3

General Psychology, Human Biology

11

Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood

3

 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood

12

Theories of Personality

3

General Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Humanism and Behaviorism

13

Intro to Philosophy

3

Composition I

14

Social Psychology

3

Foreign Language(s) and/or Elective Courses – 24 credits Electives can be taken from UNYT and/or ESC.

Recommended: Psychology of Gender, Group Dynamics, Psychological Issues in Criminal Behavior.
Empire State College Concentration Courses – 32 credits

Course

Credits

1

Research Methods in Psychology (pre: Statistics I)

4

2

Brain and Behavior (pre: Human Biology)

4

3

Cognitive Psychology (pre: Intro to Learning and Cognition)

4

4

Internship or Senior Project (senior status)

4

At least 16 credits from the following ESC Electives, based on availability:

 1

Psychology of Addition (pre: Abnormal Psychology, Intro to Learning and Cognition)

4

 2

Counceling Theories and  Practice (pre: Theories of  Personality, Abnormal Psychology)

4

 3

Forensic Psychology (pre: Abnormal Psychology)

4

 4

Health Psychology

4

 5

Family Processes

4

TOTAL 128 CREDITS