Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Introduction for Undergraduates

The Psychology Department prides itself in providing undergraduate students with exceptional programs for psychology majors, minors, and others wanting to fulfill their core requirements. Each of our majors is considered special and assigned a faculty member who is available to them for academic guidance on an ongoing basis. In addition, the Psychology Society and the Psychology Major Meetings provides students with numerous opportunities for assistance in graduate school aspirations or other career goals after graduation. Majors also have the opportunity to participate in internships located in some of New York City's premier mental health facilities.

To become a psychology major you must first take the Introduction to Psychology (Psy 1001), a survey course of the field and a prerequisite to all advanced courses. Almost every chapter in the introductory psychology textbook represents a specialty area in psychology and as such can be intensely studied and form the basis of a career in psychology. A psychology major is required to complete a total of 24 credits in psychology.

Even though there are entry-level jobs available for students having a Bachelor in Psychology, we encourage students to continue their education and achieve a master's degree or doctorate.

At the graduate level the Department offers an MBA and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The MBA is a 54-credit program with 18 credits in Psychology and the others in business. The MS is a 36-credit program all in psychology. The MS requires a thesis or thesis alternative where the MBA does not. The MS graduate training would be most appropriate for those wishing to continue on for a PhD or those expecting to go into research/academia.

The majority of students in the Master's Program work full time and take courses on a part-time basis. All courses are given in the evening or weekends.

There are jobs available for those with Master's Degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with most residing in Human Resources.

For information about applying to the Master's Program call or email the Graduate Admissions Office at Baruch College or click on the link below.

Graduate Programs

The Psychology Department also houses the PhD program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This program is a 72-credit degree with an optional internship. We admit five to six students per year. The program follows the scientist/practitioner philosophy of graduate education. Dr. Joel Lefkowitz directs this program at Baruch. Applications for admission must be requested from the admissions office of the City University Graduate School and University Center at 33 West 42nd Street in New York City.

The faculty of the department has always emphasized excellence in teaching, scholarship, and concern for the welfare of students. Along with the entire faculty in the department, I welcome you.

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