The Psychology Department​ offers a wide variety of courses aimed at providing students with an understanding of behavior, both normal and abnormal; some classes lay the foundation for a career in psychology.

The major in psychology prepares students for employment in such settings as residential and treatment programs for handicapped individuals, and in drug rehabilitation facilities, although a master’s degree is the minimal educational requirement for many professional positions. A doctorate is required to practice Clinical Psychology and many other professions in the field of Psychology, and is also required to receive New York State certification as a Psychologist.  Mental Health Counselors and School Psychologists are licensed in New York State at the master’s level, and master’s-level positions are available in industry and some research facilities.

At least half of the courses in the major, including the Advanced Experimental research course, must be taken at Queens College. Courses required for the major are offered every semester. Elective courses are offered either every semester or at least once a year. Students majoring in psychology are urged to avail themselves of the many advisory resources provided by the department. These include:

1. Advising: Faculty and Peer advisers are available in the Psychology department. Please check our Advising Schedule for walk-in hours.

2. Peer Tutors are available if you need help with your PSCYH 213W or PSYCH 107.1 and 107.3 courses.

3. Transfer and Co-Major Information





  • As of Fall 2018, students are only allowed to take each of PSYCH 107.1, 107.3, and 213w a total of two times. If a student took any of these courses in Fall 2018, that would be considered the first taking for all students. More information

Congratulations to the 2019 Psychology Award winners:

  • Harold Schuckman Award: Maria Saleem
  • Daniel V. Caputo Award: Elizabeth Lichtman
  • John V. Conti Award: Liam Doherty
  • Dr. Effie Mitsis Memorial Award: Benjamin Bravo
  • Arthur A. Witkin Award: Lauren Garrin
  • Gregory Razran Award: Erica Caparelli
  • William Schoenfeld Award: Abigail Ziegler
  • Mitchell L. Kietzman Award: Johanna Pajuelo
  • Thomas E. Frumkes Award: Radiyyah Hussein
  • Wilma A. Winnick Award: Alexander Dimassi
  • Edith and Max Weiner Award: Emnet Gammada