• A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.

Psychology Alumni

A major in psychology provides an appropriate background for a variety of professions in which an understanding of the principles of human behavior is important. Graduate study in medicine, law, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, or social work, as well as in psychology, might all follow an undergraduate major in psychology. With little or no advanced training, majors also are qualified for positions in psychology-related fields in such capacities as admissions representatives, drug counselors, deputy probation officers, and psychiatric aides. However, the undergraduate program in psychology, like pre-medical and pre-law programs, does not provide the specialized training needed to be a professional psychologist, which requires a graduate degree as an indication of competence.

Recent graduates from Hartwick’s psychology program have been accepted into a variety of graduate programs, including:

  • Purdue University (Ph.D., psychobiology)
  • Hofstra University (Ph.D., clinical/school psychology)
  • Cornell University (Ph.D., cognitive psychology)
  • Penn State University (Ph.D., developmental psychology)
  • Boston College (Ph.D., counseling psychology; M.A., mental health counseling)
  • Boston University (Ph.D., clinical psychology)
  • Columbia University (Ph.D., social-organizational psychology)
  • James Madison University (Ph.D., assessment and measurement) 
  • University of New Hampshire (Ph.D., developmental psychology)
  • George Mason University (Ph.D., industrial and organizational psychology)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Ph.D., sport psychology)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (Ph.D., communicative disorders)
  • Sage Graduate School (M.A., community and health education)
  • George Washington University (M.A., health science)
  • Fordham University (M.S.W.)
  • Loyola University (M.A., clinical psychology) 
  • Boston College (M.A., clinical social work)
  • Emerson College (M.A., global marketing communication and advertising)
  • Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University (M.A., counseling psychology)
  • Northeastern University (M.A., counseling psychology)
  • University of Hawaii (M.A., special education)
  • Tufts University (M.A., child development)
  • SUNY Stony Brook (M.S., applied mathematics and statistics)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville (M.A., mental health counseling)
  • Syracuse University (MSW, social work; M.A. school counseling)
  • Marist College (M.A., mental health counseling)
  • Drexel University, MCP Hahneman, Philadelphia (M.A., marriage and family therapy)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (M.A., forensic psychology)
  • University of Albany, NY (M.A., criminal justice)
  • University of Georgia (M.A., exercise psychology)
  • Northeastern University (M.S., counseling psychology)
  • Adelphi University (M.A., child clinical psychology)
  • University of Virginia (M.A., school psychology and counselor education)
  • University of Rochester, NY (M.A., clinical psychology)
  • New York University (M.A., industrial and organizational psychology)
  • University of Pennsylvania (M.S.W., social work)
  • SUNY, Plattsburgh (M.A., school counseling)
  • Indiana University (M.A., sport psychology)
  • Lesley University (M.A., early childhood education)
  • Springfield College (M.A., occupational therapy)
  • Long Island University (M.A., special education)

Many psychology alumni enjoy careers in placements that include the following:

  • Professor of Psychology, Human Factors, Clemson University, SC
  • Research Scientist, PreVisor (pre-employment assessment), Washington, DC
  • Lawyer, Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna, Albany, NY
  • Human Resource & Employee Development Manager, Empire Aero Center, Rome, NY 
  • High School Guidance Counselor, Putnam County, NY
  • Clinician, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Dreiger Institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Baltimore
  • Admissions Counselor, Massachusetts College
  • Counselor, Psychiatric Treatment Facility for Youth, Seattle, WA
  • Project Manager, Institute on Urban Health Research, Boston, MA
  • Research Technician, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research, Boston, MA
  • Researcher, Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Schizophrenia, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY
  • Family Therapist, private practice, Philadelphia, PA
  • Psychiatric Technician, University of Rochester, Strong Hospital
  • Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Cumberland Perry Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center
  • Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 
  • Psychologist, US Army 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea
  • Researcher, Flight Deck Display and Weather Station, NASA-Ames, CA
  • Psychiatric Technician, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, CT
  • Mental Health Technician, CVPH Child & Adolescent Mental Health Unit, Plattsburgh, NY
  • Therapist, Hampton Hospital, West Hampton, NJ
  • Assistant Director of Admissions, Lasell College, Newton, MA
  • Mental Health Technician, A. O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta, NY
  • Early Intervention Specialist, Easter Seals
  • Counselor, Violence Intervention Program, Opportunities for Otsego County, NY
  • Administrative Assistant/Paralegal, The Legal Aid Society