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SUNY Cortland    
  Feb 21, 2018
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology Department

Old Main, Room 132
(607) 753-4219


Arts and Sciences


Melvyn B. King (Chair), Margaret Anderson, David F. Berger, Michael D. Berzonsky, Raymond D. Collings, Leslie G. Eaton, David Kilpatrick, Kimberly S. Kraebel, Linda O. Lavine, John P. Lombardo, Paul D. Luyben, Michie Odle, Judith Ouellette, James Starzec, Jeffery Swartwood

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Majors Offered


Minors Offered

Psychology of the Exceptional Child


The Psychology Department focuses on preprofessional preparation for a combination of research and applied work. In addition to providing a strong liberal arts focus for majors not going beyond the bachelor’s degree, the program is designed to provide a solid foundation for graduate school training in psychology. Successful students graduate ready for entry-level positions helping others or to pursue master’s and doctorate degrees. Psychology majors have opportunities to work with faculty on research projects and/or develop their skills in the field, working with psychologists and agencies dedicated to helping others. The aim is to help majors attain skills that prepare them for college-level teaching, research and therapeutic intervention.

Special Features

  • Field Study  
  • Internships
  • National Honor Society: Psi Chi
  • Psychology Club
  • Research with faculty/conferences and publications
  • Study abroad

Psychology Honors Program

Students who have a 3.0 cumulative average and a 3.2 average in psychology courses are eligible to apply for admission to the Psychology Honors Program for those desiring to study in a particular field of psychology or who elect to pursue courses in psychology beyond those normally required for the major. With prior approval, such students may include as part of their programs 500-level graduate courses, special seminars, fieldwork, research and other independent studies.

Admission to the program normally occurs at the beginning of the junior year but may be granted at the beginning of the senior year.


  1. Degree Requirements listed here apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements:
    B.A. – 90 credit hours
    B.S. – 75 credit hours


I. Major

III. Minor