Applied Psychology B.S.

Psych student with laptop

Psychology is about understanding people.

If your interest is in what motivates and challenges people, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in applied psychology is for you. SUNY Morrisville's program prepares graduates for a wide range of job settings, including:

  • Crisis management
  • Intervention services
  • Professional supervision and management
  • Customer service
  • Human resources

Through coursework that includes developmental, social, and industrial and organizational psychology, you will learn the theories of psychology and how to apply them to real-life problems. Hands-on training in statistics, research methods and related electives courses also provides you with skills to specialize in the areas of human services or business.

A full-time, semester-long internship in a human services- or business-related setting distinguishes SUNY Morrisville's program from traditional psychology programs while providing you the practical experience potential employers desire.

Like all Bachelor of Psychology degrees, this is not a clinical degree, and does not train students to treat or administer treatment to clients in any way. The completion of this baccalaureate degree will not qualify the holder to apply for, be hired for, or perform the duties related to, employment which involves the provision of services prohibited by New York State Education Law Article 153, Psychology, Paragraphs 7601 and 7601a. This prohibits graduates from SUNY Morrisville who hold a B.S. in Applied Psychology from performing tasks which only licensed providers are authorized to do under state law, such as providing counseling which is only to be done by licensed psychologists.

Zainab Jimoh

Zainab Jimoh has an associate degree in individual studies and will be receiving her bachelor's degree in applied psychology. Zainab explains how her experiences at Morrisville has shaped her future.
Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Catholic Charities
  2. Liberty Resources Incorporated
  3. Salvation Army
  4. Advocates Incorporated
  5. Anthem Blue Cross
  6. SUNY
  7. Oco Incorporated
  8. Iqvia
  9. Helio Health, Inc
  10. Accesscny

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Case Worker
  2. Recruiter
  3. Counselor
  4. Sales Representative
  5. Resident Assistant
  6. Mentor, Developmental,Disability
  7. Staffing Coordinator
  8. Mental Health Counselor
  9. Mental Health Professional
  10. Human Resources Assistant

Program Faculty/Staff