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Program information

If you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, an education in psychology is a great way to get started and opens a wide range of career opportunities in both the private and public sectors. This program will help you gain a greater understanding of people and the different areas of the field while preparing you for transfer to a four-year college. Learn from faculty with experience as licensed mental health practitioners and get real-world experience through internships in professional work settings. The skills you acquire, such as analyzing data, understanding human behavior, and communication, are all highly valued by employers in a variety of industries.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students should be competent in all of the following areas:

  • Have a core foundation of knowledge of psychology within the liberal art
  • Have the theoretical bases for understanding ideas in psychology
  • Have the opportunity to explore the field of psychology as a career path
  • Understand the basic principles of the science of psychology, including abnormal psychology, principles of learning, development, and research methods
  • Have the ability to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in psychology
  • The ability to demonstrate information literacy

See semester-by-semester degree plan.


Transfer options

  • Bellevue University
  • Keuka College
  • SUNY Seamless Transfer (ex. Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Polytechnic Institute, Stony Brook)
  • Utica University

Career opportunities

  •  Behavioral specialist
  • Teaching assistant
  • Various positions in mental health and educational agencies

Contact us

Sheila Flihan

Sheila Flihan, Dean
Payne Hall 345, Utica Campus
Phone: 315-792-5629