Psychology

A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Will Change Your Mind

The study of psychology will give you an in-depth understanding of the diverse nature of people and how the human mind works. You'll also learn how to think scientifically while cultivating a strong sense of ethics to guide your research and testing.

As a Psychology major at Keuka College, you choose how to direct your studies. Whether you're interested in working in a counseling center with individuals or families, in an educational setting with students with special needs, or even in criminal justice, the College has specialized programs to cater to your career goals.

These areas of focus will build upon your knowledge of human development and behavioral concepts, enabling you to identify a specific career path that can lead to diverse opportunities within each specialty.

As a Psychology student at Keuka College, you'll develop the tools to help others and combat society’s greatest challenges by studying human behavior, emotion, and diverse cognitive function. 

Program Highlights

An Internship Every Year

Do you prefer to work in a counseling setting with families, in a community setting with children with developmental disabilities, or in a prison as a specialist in deviance and social control? Maybe you want to take your studies further and attend graduate school. Thanks to Keuka College’s Field Period® program, you won’t have to wait until you graduate to figure out your best fit – and you’ll be prepared for whatever you choose. 

Research Opportunities

Students will identify an area of interest for a professional-caliber self-directed capstone project. In addition to enhancing your studies, you can pursue academic publication of your research, all while developing a strong sense of ethics.

Customize Your Psychology Degree

In this program, you can choose a general psychology degree or from two unique concentrations: forensic psychology or mental health.

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The Keuka College Psychology program offers unique opportunities to customize your Psychology degree in the areas of Mental Health or Forensic psychology.

If you’re interested in working with children and families, you can easily double major in Child and Family Studies along with psychology.

Through theory and hands-on experience, you’ll be prepared for further graduate study or a variety of career opportunities that include family services, psychiatry, psychology, child protection services, or school guidance counseling.

When combined with the experiential learning we offer within the classroom and our hands-on Field Period® program, you will graduate with a solid toolkit of skills ready to apply across the field of human services.

Olivia Krom

Keuka College offers a unique curriculum in which students are able to choose a concentration, design their own research studies, and gain first-hand experience in the field. The psychology program at Keuka College encourages students to strive for excellence while developing in a supportive close-knit environment. This program not only prepares students to enter the workforce at a bachelor’s level, it also prepares students like me for graduate school.

Olivia Krom '22

What Can I Do with a Psychology Degree?

A Psychology degree is incredibly versatile and opens a world of career opportunities, including as a:

  • Art Therapist
  • Behavioral Analytics Specialist
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Disability Advocate
  • Gerontologist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Group Home Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social Science Research Assistant
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Victim Advocate

Keuka College's Field Period

Much More Than An Annual Internship

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And Your Own Professional Network

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You'll Use in Your Field and Throughout Your Life

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Discover Yourself

Learn What You Like and Where You Want to Go

After completing a Field Period® with a school psychologist, I changed my major to psychology. 

Field Period was successful in helping me figure out what major I wanted to pursue, and I can see myself becoming a school psychologist at the junior high school level.

Emily Cottrell '19

Where Can a Psychology Field Period Take You?

Psychology students often use their Field Period experiences to explore different aspects of psychology, ranging from mental health therapy to forensic analysis, to advertising and marketing. Recent Field Period sites include:

  • Aisling Marriage & Family
  • Berkshire Dream Center
  • Broome County Sheriffs Office
  • Buffalo District Attorney's Office
  • Childhelp Center of Arizona
  • City of Rome Police Department
  • Family Behavior Solutions, Inc
  • Happiness House
  • Hillside Children's Center
  • Hudson Valley Adoption
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • New York State Park Police
  • Niagara County Family Court
  • OMNI Equestrain Center
  • Rochester City School District
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Safe Harbors Finger Lakes
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Syracuse Police Department

Your future psychology professors are much more than exceptional teachers — they're accomplished researchers, psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and extraordinary academic advisors. 

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Affording Your Keuka College Education

Keuka College scholarships, state and federal grants, employer tuition remission, and military benefits are financial aid options that may be available to you. Our financial aid team is here to help you navigate the process and find as many opportunities as are available to you. 

Your application for admission is also your application for financial aid. It's free to apply, so why not start your application today?

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Admissions Requirements

  • Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship Opportunities.
  • Keuka College is test optional and believes there's much more to you than just a test score. The admissions committee considers all application materials in its holistic review of your eligibility. 
  • There is no deadline to apply, and we offer rolling admissions. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you'll receive your admissions decision and scholarship. In most cases, you'll receive a response from us within 1-2 weeks. 

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