The Hofstra University Department of Psychology offers a comprehensive undergraduate program in the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Students learn the methods, theories and research pertaining to diverse areas of psychology such as cognitive science (including perception, cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience), child development, human and animal learning, abnormal psychology, and social psychology. Along with a grounding in core areas, students can take classes in specific applied areas such as health psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and psychology and the law. Undergraduate psychology students acquire a strong liberal arts education and a deep understanding of human behavior, preparing them to pursue successful careers in many fields including counseling and other social services, marketing, human resources, management, education, public relations, basic and applied research, as well as advanced graduate work in psychology, health professions, law, education, business, and many other fields.
Highlights of the undergraduate program in Psychology include:
- Two baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and PreHealth/PreMedical Studies. There are numerous options for dual majors or minors, including those in other Hofstra colleges, such as the Zarb School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences and Human Services.
- A dedicated faculty of more than 30 full-time psychologists, all of whom have doctoral degrees as well as research interests covering more than 20 specializations.
- Interdisciplinary minors in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.
- An annual colloquium series that features lectures, discussions and research presentations from guest speakers and experts in the field.
- Co-curricular activities include the Psychology Club and Neuroscience Club, as well as a campus chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society.
- Opportunity to earn academic credit for internship experiences.
- Opportunities to become involved in faculty research projects and/or conduct one's own research through an honors thesis.