A bachelor's degree in psychology, the study of the complexity and intriguing qualities of human behavior, readies graduates for positions in a field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor says is yielding new and exciting career opportunities.
As a psychology major, you will develop the ability to think critically and analytically, communicate your ideas effectively, consider human behavior on a scientific level, and develop an appreciation for the nature of human similarity and diversity.
This universally recognized skill set is so valued that psychology courses are often required by other undergraduate programs: Management students learn about group processes, motivation and decision-making, for instance, while criminal justice students learn about personality types and the basis of abnormal behavior.
Whether you choose psychology as a major or as a complement to another program, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and breadth of understanding needed to open doors to career opportunities in such fields as mental health services, social science research, teaching, marketing and public relations, business administration, human resources, social work, and a host of others.
The major also serves as a rock-steady foundation from which to pursue graduate studies in pursuit of a career as a psychologist in social, development, forensic, or another area of psychology.
Individualized Study With Expert Guidance
Psychology majors at Hilbert are encouraged to pursue their individual interests through faculty-guided research projects, specialized coursework, and participation in workshops, conferences and activities of the Psychology Student Club.
Students are mentored by professors with extensive real-world experience in such professional settings as state and local agencies, substance abuse prevention programs, schools and disability service providers. They will help you explore your specialized interests and guide you through an independent research project.
Many faculty members remain active as volunteers in their communities and several have been recognized for excellence by such organizations as the Psychological Association of Western New York, the Northeastern Gerontological Society, and the Western New York Working with Rural Elderly Committee.
Why Study Psychology at Hilbert?
- personal attention in classes with a student/teacher ratio of 14-to-1.
- Day, evening and online course to accommodate busy schedules.