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Psychology Overview

An in-depth knowledge of human behavior, the mind and influencing factors. Pursue your interest with more than 50 psychology courses to choose from.

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 area hospitals and clinics, 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 Cooperative Education (COOP) placements in a number of human service agencies.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in psychology can help you succeed in a wide range of jobs including: academia and education, admissions, advertising, business, communications, counseling, child care, community services, consulting, gerontology, government, human resources, labor relations, market research, media, rehabilitation and service-related professions, to mention a few. It will also give you a solid foundation to pursue a graduate degree in many areas of specialization.

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

  • Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

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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 the necessary required courses for completion of the psychology major are offered online. There is no special admissions to be an online student. All of the College’s online programs are full 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. Among them: Modern Psychology in Historical Perspective (PSYN210), Computers for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSYN226), followed by Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSYN370), Psychobiology (PSYN320), Experimental Psychology (PSYN372) and finally the Classics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSYN426). Students need not complete their required courses before taking their elective courses.

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

No. However, there are some required undergraduate psychology courses. Typically, undergraduate Psychology Statistics and Experimental Research are required by most graduate programs and the psychology major.

Program Details & Curriculum


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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