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:
- Psychology BA Major Requirements
- Psychology Minor Requirements
- Psychology Graduate Programs
- How to stay up-to-date with announcements
- How to join a lab as a Research Assistant
- Frequently Asked Questions
- QC ACES Continuing Education Program – Expert Speaker Series Spring 2019 (BCBA CEUs available)
The QC ACES Continuing Education Program in conjunction with the ABA Graduate Programs at QC presents an Expert Speaker Series for the Spring 2019 semester. Please see the attached flyer for details on how you can accrue BCBA Type II continuing education credits!
- 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