Psychology Major

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Research in Psychology
  • Intro to Behavioral Research Methods
  • Intro to Behavioral Statistics
  • Intro to Biological Psychology
  • Intro to Cognitive Psychology 
  • Intro Psychology

Popular Electives

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Women
  • Sensation and Perception

Recent Internships & Field Experiences

  • Ellicottville Central Schools
  • Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School
  • Geneseo Central Schools
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Livingston County Mental Health Services
  • Livingston County Probation Department
  • Mount Hope Family Center
  • Rochester Center for Youth
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Teresa House

Alumni Spotlight

Caitlyn Edwards ‘15, PhD

Major: Psychology

Career: Edwards recently earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Florida State University and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Winder and Simerly Labs at Vanderbilt University.

Psychology Major

Why study psychology at Geneseo?

A growing need for mental health professionals in the US makes the psychology field of great interest. As the world population becomes more diversified, the need for understanding human diversity and personality types only increases.

All people need to understand the stages of human development and how early experiences shape behavior later in life. Rising rates of mental health deficiencies and mental illness require a greater understanding of how the brain mediates behavior.

Psychology programs such as Geneseo’s allow you to learn about yourself, which is perhaps the most useful education of all.


Program Options

Program Highlights

  • Faculty and courses emphasize the biological underpinnings of behavior
  • 18 full-time faculty members with PhDs from a wide range of psychology sub-disciplines
  • Most faculty conduct research in labs with student research assistants
  • Student Teaching Assistantships, Student Research Assistantships, and Student Community Internships can all be used as electives toward the major
  • Activities include Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society

Example Careers

  • Data Analyst
  • Diversity Coordinator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Research Coordinator
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker

Recent Grad Schools

  • Duquesne University
  • Florida State University
  • Hofstra University
  • Purdue University
  • St. John’s University
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Albany
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Northern Illinois
  • University of Rochester

Contact Info

Terry Bazzett, Department Chair
Bailey 131


Psychology Faculty

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