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You want to better understand the human mind and how it works. You want hands-on experience working alongside leading professors. You want to develop powerful research skills that prepare you for your future career.

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Here’s why our psychology program stands out:

  • Hone your focus on clinical, cognitive, social, biopsychology or developmental psychology.
  • Strengthen your research and analytical abilities through faculty-mentored projects.
  • Showcase your work at conferences and the Student Showcase, gaining valuable presentation and dissemination experience.
  • Develop skills in data collection and analysis in our state-of-the-art lab facilities.
  • Gain real-world experiences with medical professionals through internships.

There are so many ways to translate your Hartwick psychology studies into a meaningful career.

Our alumni work for:

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
MD Anderson Cancer at Cooper
Gray Matter Neuropsychology
John Mezzalingua Associates LLC
RCS Learning Center
The May Institute
Project Transition

Our Graduates Have Been Accepted To:

Cornell University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Boston University
New York University
Rutgers University
Long Island University


  • Get your foundations across multiple disciplines, including developmental psychology, clinical, and neurological sciences.
  • Collect data in our Behavioral Neuroscience Lab - from links between alcohol and anxiety to the correlation between walking in nature and increased attention span.
  • Get hands-on experience working alongside medical professionals and licensed therapists.
  • Develop your thesis and analyze your data, then present your findings at Student Showcase.

Where can you go with a Hartwick Psychology degree?


Like Aaron Hansbury ’17, now a senior research assistant at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. Aaron earned an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Boston University School of Public Health. At Hartwick, he landed an internship at AO Fox Hospital working in infectious disease control and prevention. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and was an English tutor. Aaron has published his findings on treatments for infants suffering from opioid withdrawal syndrome.


Like Caitlin O’Brien ’17, now a genetic counselor with MD Anderson Cancer at Cooper in New Jersey. A scholar-athlete at Hartwick, Caitlin studied in Ireland and the Netherlands and built her credentials with internships at both Family Planning of South Central New York and the violence prevention program of Opportunities For Otsego. Caitlin earned her master’s in genetic counseling from Rutgers University.


Like Maria Pita ’18, MHC-LP NCC, now a mental health counselor at Gray Matter Neuropsychology on Long Island. As a 50/50 Peer Counselor at Hartwick, Maria partnered with Hartwick’s Director of Counseling Services Gary Robinson and a classmate to write and publish The Daily Brew, a guided journal designed to help users document and manage their daily stress levels. The journaling tool is now used by colleges across the country. Maria earned her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Long Island University.


Justin Wellman

Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

Lisa Onorato

Professor of Psychology

William Kowalczyk

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Department Chair

Heidi Rivera

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Erin M. Kenney

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
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