The study of psychology familiarizes students with the scientific study of mind and behavior. The discipline relies on methods ranging from simple observation to rigorous experimentation. Its subjects include how we develop and learn, how our actions are motivated, how we perceive the world around us, how we respond to it intellectually and emotionally, and how these processes change throughout life and are integrated into the personality under social influences. The Psychology department offers courses that apply psychology to a variety of practical settings, including the workplace, clinical, legal, and school environments.

IMPORTANT! Please see the links and announcements below for important information about completing a Major or Minor in Psychology and Enrollment Waiver Requests. Students interested in a Psych Major must contact the Department of Psychology to meet with an advisor to discuss the Major requirements and review your class options.

BA Psychology Major Information

BBA in I/O Psych Major Information

BA Psychology Major Form

*FOR SPRING 2020: Students seeking to declare a Psychology Major should download the form above and contact Tyla Vidal in the Psychology Department ( for assistance in scheduling an appointment with a faculty advisor.

Psychology Minor Information

Psychology Minor Form

*FOR SPRING 2020: To declare a Psychology Minor, you must download and complete the form above and email it to: If you are requesting any course substitutions as part of the minor, you must first email the completed form to Tyla Vidal in the Psychology Department for approval (

Please Note For Summer and Fall 2020: We are not taking waiver or overtally requests until late April in order to allow current courses to fill and for staff and faculty to focus on meeting immediate student needs.

CUNY announced that all Summer 2020 courses will be ONLINE only, so you can NOW register for ANY course if you need an online section. It is no longer necessary for you to request an overtally of an online course if another section of the same course is open. Both “native online” and converted online courses will have course enrollment caps of 25. No further overtallies will be given for ANY course. However, in late April we will reactivate the Course Waiver Request Form for students who are requesting the waiver of a prerequisite for a Summer course.

As of April 4, 2020, there have been no announcements about Fall 2020 courses moving to online. By late April, we hope to have more information about Fall courses and any potential online conversion plans.


Interesting in joining Psi Chi, the international honors society for undergradate and graduate students in Psychology? Click here for information.

Grad School Distinguished Emeritus Prof Edwin Hollander Receives Int. Leadership Assoc. Lifetime Achievement Award



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