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A psychology education develops highly desirable skills, including communication, cognitive and social for careers within the field of psychology and beyond.

Explore the science behind human behavior and develop skills to research the human mind.

Degrees

Psychology, B.A.

This degree is ideal for students interested in a career in law, social work, counseling, journalism, political science, education, or business.

Students have more flexibility to study the arts, humanities, and social sciences, while focusing on social psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology.

Psychology, B.S.

This degree is more suited for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine and health-related fields, or graduate study in a scientific research field.

Coursework focuses more on the natural science side of psychology, including cognitive psychology and biological bases of behavior.

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Our curriculum aligns with the American Psychological Association standards for quality undergraduate education in psychological science.

Program Benefits

  • Daemen students are exposed to various areas of psychology, including forensic, developmental, health, social, and cognitive.
  • Students learn about foundational and contemporary topics in psychological science, as well as practice the principles of research design and data analysis.
  • Field placements and internships are available at many different human service agencies.
  • Students complete innovative research with faculty that leads to publication and presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Flexible curriculum allows students to choose elective courses and minor fields of study that meet their personal interests and professional goals.
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.
Research Opportunities

Students in our unique program have the opportunity to complete an independent research project, enabling them to experience what most students must wait for graduate school to encounter. We have found this gives our students a considerable edge when applying for graduate school admission and in securing jobs post graduation.

Career Outlook

Our graduates obtain employment or enter competitive graduate school programs in fields of psychology as well as law, medicine, business, and communications.

  • Mental health counselor
  • Family services advocate
  • Applied behavior specialist
  • School counselor
  • Practice enhancement associate
  • Research support specialist
  • Worksite mentor
  • Market research specialist 
  • Human resource director
  • Activities director 

Recent Daemen Graduates’ Jobs

  • Applied behavior specialist, Autistic Services
  • Assistant director of social services, Beechwood Nursing Home
  • Counselor, Amherst Youth Board
  • Family counselor, Child & Family Services
  • Family social worker, Parents Anonymous
  • Mental health counselor, Monsignor Carr Institute
  • Research associate, Carnegie Mellon University
  • School counselor, Depew Middle School
  • Worksite mentor, Baker Victory Services
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