2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology Department

Judith Ouellette, chair
Old Main, Room 132
(607) 753-4218
Fax: (607) 753-5738


Arts and Sciences


Margaret D. Anderson, David F. Berger, Michael D. Berzonsky, Raymond D. Collings, Leslie G. Eaton, David A. Kilpatrick, Melvyn B. King, Kimberly S. Kraebel, Linda O. Lavine, John P. Lombardo, Paul D. Luyben, Michie Odle, Judith A. Ouellette, Jeffery N. 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 Children with Exceptionalities


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 who are 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 work in organizations, therapeutic settings, and research.

Special Features

  • Research with faculty; conference and publication opportunities
  • Internships
  • Field Study
  • Study abroad
  • National Honor Society: Psi Chi
  • Psychology Club

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. 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 in this catalog  apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements:
    B.A. – 90 credit hours
    B.S. – 60 credit hours