Psychology Major & Minor

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Hartwick’s rigorous psychology program emphasizes the scientific method and empirical approach in its study of human behavior and mental processes.

Students who major in psychology acquire knowledge of major theoretical frameworks and hone research skills in observation, experimental design, data analysis, and scientific report writing.

Where degrees in psychology can take you.

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, human factors, neuroscience, or social work, as well as in psychology, might all follow an undergraduate major in psychology.

A closer look.

The psychology faculty offers expertise in the major contemporary fields of psychology, including:

  • cognitive psychology
  • social psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • biopsychology
  • applied psychology
  • clinical psychology

Beyond the basic.

All psychology majors are encouraged to undertake an internship or related experience. Recent internship placements in psychology include Johns Hopkins University, Violence Intervention Program, Suicide Prevention Education Coalition, the Oneonta City School District, the Boys and Girls Club, Collingham Gardens Child Psychiatric Unit (London), and the Law, Order, and Justice Center.

Putting psychology to work.

Hartwick psychology students thrive in their lives and careers. Many go on to study at some of the top graduate schools in the nation.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
  • Springbrook
  • RCS Learning Center
  • The May Institute
  • Project Transition

Hartwick graduates have studied at:

  • Cornell University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Boston University
  • New York University

Meet the psychology faculty.

Hartwick’s expert psychology faculty are focused on the future. That’s because they work hand-in-hand with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world when they graduate. Hartwick students.

William Kowalczyk
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Areas of expertise:
substance use, research methods and statistics, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology and environmental psychology.
Lisa Onorato
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Areas of expertise:
cognitive psychology, cognitive science, human factors engineering, creativity, psychological research methods.
Heidi Rivera
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Florida State University
Justin Wellman
Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Department
Ph.D., University of Toledo
Areas of expertise:
social psychology, personality, health psychology, motivation and emotion, experimental statistics.

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick psychology experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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