Siena is the #5 College in New York State for Psychology majors to get jobs. As a psychology major, you'll get the skill development necessary for successful careers in the helping and health professions: strong critical thinking, scientific reasoning, communicating with confidence and microcounseling, as well as experience in research and data analysis. 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. An 18-credit minor is also offered.

Internship are available for a variety of psychology and related fields, including:

  • Adult psychology/counseling
  • Alcohol and drug treatment
  • Child psychology/counseling
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental illness treatment
  • School counseling/psychology

Your Future Success

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.