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Graduate working in the field of Psychology.

Psychology Overview

Have you ever wondered….Why do you do the things you do? What do your dreams mean? Or, why do some people develop schizophrenia? If these questions interest you, then you should consider the Psychology Program. Psychology is the study of behavior, the mind and factors influencing them. With our highly esteemed faculty, diverse guest lecturers and extensive affiliations with mental health facilities, Mercy College is the place to pursue your degree.

The Psychology Program at Mercy College offers more than 50 different psychology courses so students may succeed in a wide range of careers. You’ll have the opportunity for hands-on training and practical experience in several exciting Internships and research projects.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in psychology can help you succeed in a wide range of jobs in:

  • academia and education
  • advertising and market research
  • child care and gerontology
  • communications and media
  • community services
  • consulting
  • counseling
  • government agencies
  • human resources and labor relations
  • human services
  • rehabilitation

It will also give you a solid foundation to pursue a graduate degree in psychology or other related fields.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe key concepts principles and overarching themes in psychology

  • Interpret design and conduct basic psychological research

  • Identify and explain ethical standards in psychological science and practice

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills written or oral for different purposes

Full-Time Faculty

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Linda Bastone Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs

Associate Professor, Psychology
lbastone@mercy.edu
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Vivian Bergamotto Adjunct Instructor, Psychology

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Jacqueline Callahan-Stewart Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
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Amanda Cohen Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
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Michael Grunes Associate Professor, Psychology
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Rossi Hassad Professor, Psychology
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Mary Knopp Kelly Associate Professor, Psychology
MKKelly@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

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Hiram Allen Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
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Leigh Arruda Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
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Vivian Bergamotto Adjunct Instructor, Psychology

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Andrea Bergman-Samaras Adjunct Instructor, Psychology
abergman@mercy.edu

Faculty Emeritae/i

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Stuart Cohen Professor Emeritus, Psychology
SCohen@mercy.edu
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Stephen Daniel Professor Emeritus, Psychology
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Stephen A. Daniel Professor Emeritus
Psychology
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William Lindsey Associate Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Sociology
wlindsey@mercy.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I complete the undergraduate psychology degree online?

Yes. You have the option to register for as many online courses as you want, or none at all. All required courses for completion of the psychology major are offered online. There is no special admissions to be an online student. All of Mercy College's Online Psychology Programs are fully accredited.

How many credits can I transfer in my major?

Maximum of 18 psychology credits towards the major. However, additional psychology credits may be transferred as elective credits toward your degree.

Do I have to take my psychology courses in a specific order?

The course number indicates level of difficulty. We encourage that you begin the required courses early in your studies. Students need not complete the required courses before the elective courses.

Must I be a psychology major to be accepted into a graduate psychology program?

No. However, there are some required undergraduate psychology courses such as, Statistics and Experimental Research that are required by most graduate programs.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

General Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
Major Concentration Psychology: 36 Credits
Open Electives: 24 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.

Academic Program Sequence Map

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