Psychology

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Bachelor of Science
The Psychology program provides a background in the wide range of approaches used in modern psychology. These perspectives include the behavioral, biological, cognitive, developmental, humanistic, psychoanalytic, and social approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes. The Psychology program provides students with an educational experience that will contribute to the understanding of themselves and others, as well as prepare them for graduate school and professional careers in psychology-related fields.
Goals:
• Students will gain familiarity with the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology;
• Students will develop an understanding of applications of psychology to personal and social issues. This includes understanding themselves and others in a cultural context and developing interpersonal skills for diverse settings over their lifespans;
• Students will practice and value skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, and the scientific approach to understanding behavior and mental processes; and
• Students will learn to express themselves professionally and effectively in both written and oral communication.

Special Features:
    •  Students have the option to join the Psychology Club. Click for more information.
    •  Students may have the option of joining Psi Chi, a psychology honors society, if membership criteria are met.  Click for more information.
    •  The Psychology program is pleased to partner with Survey Software powered by SurveyMethods.com.
    •  Cazenovia College is now offering students the opportunity to earn a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology.  Students earning this degree can go on to work with individual or families of individuals in the legal system, provide expert testimony, and study criminal offenders, among other areas of employment.  Click here for more information on this program.



GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 
   Course (Credits)        
   See Degree Requirements: General Education requirements (33)
   Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy: 
      SB 377 Research Methods: Psychology (3)
   Senior Capstone: SB 499 Capstone I- Applied: Senior Project (3)
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS - 39
PROGRAM COURSES     
Art & Sciences Courses 
   Course (Credits)        
   SB 110/130    Introduction to Anthropology or 
      Introduction to Sociology (3)
   HU 465 Ethical Issues in Organizations (3)
   SM 261 Statistics (3)
   SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3)
   SB 225 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3)
   SB 234 Social Psychology (3)
Two of the following three (6)
   SB 330  Sensation and Perception    
   SB 341  Learning    
   SB 364  Cognition    
   SB 323  Abnormal Psychology (3)
   SB 326  Theories of Personality (3)
   SB 327  Brain and Behavior (3)
   SB 498  History and Systems of Psychology (3)
Total Arts & Sciences Program Credits - 36

Career Courses
   Course (Credits)     
   SB/HS    Two SB or HS courses  (6)
   SB/HS    Two 300/400 level SB or HS courses (6)
Total Career Program Credits - 12
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS - 48

ELECTIVES
Open Electives
   Course (Credits) 
   100-400 level (27)
   300/400 level (6)
Total Open Elective Credits - 33
TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS - 33
TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE - 120


Michael Holdren
Associate Professor and Program Director, Psychology
342 Williams Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7295
Email: meholdren

Rachel Dinero
Associate Professor, Psychology
343 Williams Hall
Phone: (315) 655-7159
Email: redinero

Jesse Lott
Adjunct Professor, Psychology
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Director of the First Year Summer Program
Dean for the First Year Program
41 Lincklaen Street
Phone: (315) 655-7161
Email: jlott

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