Maria’s psychology degree program is unique to what you might find elsewhere. It provides students a great deal of flexibility–one third of the credits are electives! You may select seven (7) psychology elective courses and an additional 24 free elective credits, enabling you to transfer credits from another major or develop an area of specialization.
A Customized Approach
Maria students start the program with, “Exploratory Psychology.” This course helps students investigate a wide range of job descriptions within the field. This experience, along with faculty advisement, will help guide you to develop a pathway and academic plan that is right for you. You will be able to choose elective courses that best fit with your career or graduate school aspirations. We are also very transfer friendly. Click here to see the articulation agreements we have with SUNY community colleges (Columbia-Greene, FM, and SCCC). Many of Maria’s psychology students and credits started at other institutions and were able to transfer college credits seamlessly into Maria’s psychology programs.
Career or Graduate School
Some students enroll in our program as preparation for graduate school or immediate entry into the workforce after earning their bachelor’s degree in psychology. Depending upon your goal, your Maria adviser will help you design a track that fits your objectives:
This track will help you develop a career pathway for when you graduate. An internship, designed by you and your adviser, will be the cornerstone for transforming relevant knowledge and skills into a career plan for entering the workforce.
Graduate School Track
Depending upon your career goals and specialized area in the psychology field, applying to a master’s degree program might be your recommended pathway. Your Maria adviser will help you structure a study plan that will fully engage you in the research experience, often required for graduate study, with also an assigned independent research project or internship with a research focus.
An Internship Experience to Prepare You for the Field
Maria’s psychology program focuses on work-readiness. As a psychology major, you will be required to complete an internship. Your academic adviser will help you find an opportunity that reflects your interests.
You will also take two courses on research methods and have the option of participating in undergraduate research. The combination of work- and research-related experience helps ensure that you graduate with the necessary preparation, whether you choose to continue your education or begin your career. For more information about degree programs in psychology, contact our admissions office. Register for a visit today!