Applied Psychology B.S.

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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 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.

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