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BA in Psychology

Jump-start your future with a bachelor’s in psychology.

Understanding human thought and behavior—the essence of psychology—is crucial for success in any field. Adelphi undergraduate psychology majors develop the knowledge, analytical abilities and experience to excel in fields as varied as education, healthcare and business.

At Adelphi, you will find knowledgeable and accessible faculty members who are committed to your success. Undergraduates regularly collaborate with each other and with faculty members on original research.

Begin the learning process by creating a strategic plan that focuses on your career goals. With the help of one of our faculty advisers, you can determine whether that plan should include non-psychology courses, for instance, and you can also choose the courses that are most applicable to your discipline. Just know that every student must complete 41 credits in psychology, and these courses generally follow a defined sequence.

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The curriculum for the BA in Psychology degree is divided into these four categories:

  • Core Classes include two type of courses: Foundation courses are designed to provide broad exposure to the fundamental disciplines in psychology, and serve as prerequisites for more advanced courses. Methods and lab courses provide initial familiarity with the research, including statistics and the process of designing and conducting research.
  • Domains in Psychology Classes cover the major areas of psychological science and practice and function as prerequisites for an advanced seminar. 
  • Advanced Topic Seminars enable students to examine in depth specific areas of research or practice in the sub-disciplines of psychology, with a focus on readings and discussion in the scientific literature of the field. Topics vary yearly and are chosen based on recent developments in the field, faculty research interests and students’ needs.
  • Capstone/Senior Experience Applied Course: Students apply the knowledge they have acquired during their studies to a research or clinical experience representing diverse areas of psychology.

A wide range of supervised experiences—both in the field and in the laboratory—are available to students.

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Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
p – 516.877.4800

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