One of the most popular of all majors, psychology is the study of human behavior and it provides students with the flexibility to move into a number of highly rewarding careers.  Whether your career aspirations take you to graduate school or you prefer to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, an undergraduate degree in psychology from Maria College will give you the foundation you need to succeed.

Program Highlights

    • The psychology major is highly flexible – providing students with the ability to transfer from other majors. 
    • The diversity of psychology course offerings ensures that our majors will find a professional focus that meets their interests.
    • The Maria psychology program allows students to conduct research as a part of their undergraduate education.
    • All psychology majors are required to take either an internship or a co-op position during their academic program to increase their marketability upon graduation.
    • Our psychology major allows students to develop a complementary focus outside their  major – such as management or even gerontology. 


Great course options to choose from this summer:

PSY 100           General Psychology            3 credits
Online    Summer I (6 week)
An introduction to psychology as a science: a study of cognitive, biological and  social processes in understanding the dynamics of human behavior.

PSY315            Psych of Criminal Behavior    3 credits
Online    12 weeks
Psychology of Criminal Behavior covers the psychology of violent criminal behavior from multiple perspectives. The course begins by exploring the different theories behind criminal behavior, including the biological, the psychological, the sociological, and those that concern social learning and developmental risk. The course then moves beyond the theoretical to consider the relationship between mental illness and criminal behavior, and the interface with the judicial system and the media.  Students will examine an array of cases depicting violent crimes, and study and apply the methods used in the psychological profiling of criminals.

PSY 200           Developmental Psychology     3 credits
Online    12 weeks
The scientific study of the individual across the life span: a study and application of physical, cognitive and behavioral processes across contexts.

PSY 260           Educational Psychology       3 credits
Campus    12 weeks    TUE/THU  3:00-4:45 pm
Application of the teaching-learning process to education covering human  learning in school settings, evaluation and measurement of learning outcomes,  individual capabilities and motivations, developmental factors and learning, and social factors of learning.

PSY 205           Psych of Interpersonal Relations 3 credits
Campus  12 weeks    SAT/SUN  4:05-6:35              5/3-8/2          
The application of basic principles and concepts of interpersonal relationships. Topics include verbal and nonverbal communication, personality styles and levels of maturity.     

Click here to see all the 2015 summer course options or call Admissions 518.861.2517 or email: for more information.


Events & Activities Include:
  • Career Panels – hear from professionals with psychological training speak about their careers.
  • Field Trips – visit psychological, psychiatric or educational facilities as well as corporations where psychologists are employed.
  • Community Service / Fundraising – provide support for mental health and community organizations.
  • Brain Awareness Week – educate the community about the latest research on the brain and behavior.
  • Films – watch and discuss films that address psychological phenomenon.
  • Discussions – discuss how psychology theories apply to current events and/or can be used to solve interpersonal and societal problems.

The elected club officers for the 2014-15 academic year were (check back for upcoming, 2015-16 academic year):

Cassie Ibbetson - President
Gina Domermuth - Vice President  
Chelsea Alderson - Secretary
Courtney Fiorino - Treasurer

For more information or questions, please contact: Cassie Ibbetson: or the Club's Advisor, Professor Bobby Bui:


Apply for the President's Psychology Scholarship for fall '16 semester.