Siena’s psychology program focuses on skill development necessary for careers in the helping and health professions. Here, you’ll develop strong critical thinking, scientific reasoning, communication, and micro-counseling skills, as well as experience in research and data analysis.
As a psychology major at Siena, you’ll take a wide range of courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology, as well as courses in personality, abnormal and physiological psychology, perception, testing, and research methods. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in laboratories and internships, as well as through independent research and opportunities to collaborate on faculty research.
At Siena, you’ll learn from faculty who are experts in their field. Their expertise spans the spectrum from clinical and counseling psychology to cognitive, experimental, and school psychology. Our professors are also active in research interests that include romantic relationships, bullying and school violence, health psychology, and stereotypes and prejudice.
Siena’s psychology graduates have had considerable success in competitive graduate programs, including those at the University of Connecticut, Seton Hall University, St. John’s University, SUNY Albany, and Lehigh University. Our alumni also have launched successful careers in psychology practices, counseling centers, human resources departments, colleges, and school systems.
"I loved the interactive psychology professors and enjoyed the conversations we had because they cared about our opinions and thoughts."
Ellen Lowndes '13