Psychology

Major, Minor

Degree: Bachelor of Science

What makes people behave as they do as individuals and in groups? How does the human mind work? And how can we use this knowledge in today's world?

As a Union College psychology major, you’ll explore such questions as you engage in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes through a broad range of courses. After introductory psychology, students choose from area courses such as clinical psychology, attention and memory, and developmental psychology; lab courses such as behavioral neuroscience and advanced personality and social psychology; and seminars such as love and death, the social psychology of sports, and brain and behavior.

Our classes are small and personal. There are no more than 45 students in the intro course and 20 to 25 students in basic courses. Seminars typically have between eight and 14 students.