Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
A degree in psychology is excellent preparation for a variety of careers including counseling, health care, research,
management, education, law, and sports. As a student in the Psychology Department at Pace University’s Dyson College
of Arts and Sciences, you will leverage your analytical and problem solving skills. Whether you want to help children and
adults lead happier and more productive lives, or plan to apply your knowledge of human behavior in a business setting,
Pace will provide you with the real-world, practical skills you need to achieve a fulfilling and successful career.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Dyson’s psychology program will develop the scientist within you. As a BA candidate, you will acquire a solid knowledge
base through courses in experimental psychology, statistics, neurological and physiological behavior, cognitive science,
social psychology, and the history of psychology. If you are interested in earning a master’s or doctoral degree in
psychology, planning and preparation for graduate school should begin in your sophomore year.
Applied Psychology and Human Relations, BA
In this major, we prepare you for work primarily in counseling and clinical psychology careers. This is a practical
program. You’ll learn skills you'll need to apply in such fields as counseling, education, and business. Courses include:
psychological testing, personality, social psychology, introduction to counseling, group work and interviewing
techniques, and practicum (2 semesters).
Biological Psychology, BA
This major, offered jointly with the Biology department, can be a strong preparation for medical school or for a career in
neuroscience. It provides you with knowledge of the biological systems that underpin all psychological functions.
Courses include genetics, neurobiology, biological psychology and experimental psychology. This major provides a strong
foundation for graduate school and careers in clinical psychology, neuroscience, and other research oriented positions.
Personality and Social Psychology, BA
This is an innovative and exciting new major that is interdisciplinary and will prepare you for graduate school and a
variety of careers including law, marketing, sport psychology, and health psychology.
Competitive Combined Degree Programs
If you enroll in a combined degree program, you can earn both your undergraduate and master’s degrees in five or six
years, in some cases saving as much as one year of full-time study. Our undergraduate Psychology and Applied
Psychology and Human Relations majors may complete the MS in Counseling in five years and MS in Mental Health
Counseling in six years.
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring. In support of these aims, its members are engaged
actively in research, scholarship, practice, and consultation. They include experts in child development, cultural diversity,
women’s issues, school and community psychology, social behavior, cognitive psychology, clinical practice, experimental
and applied research, industrial/organizational psychology, and counseling.
The student-led PSI CHI honor society and the Pace Psychology Club provide resume-building professional experiences
outside the classroom. Members attend lectures, professional meetings, and colloquia. By getting involved, you can
make new friends and develop a network of colleagues. Also, students in the Pleasantville campus can network with
Psychology alumni at an annual luncheon.
Real World Experience
Psychology students have completed externships and full-time internships in many settings including: Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Brooklyn Children’s Center, Center for Applied Psychology, Friends
Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Karen Horney Clinic, MercyFirst, NYC Department of
Education, New York University Medical Center, Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center, The Astor Home for Children, The
School at Columbia University, Westchester Institute for Human Development.
Aside from studying human behavior, psychology students learn to define and solve problems through scientific
methods of research, data gathering, and writing. These skills are sought after by a variety of employers.
For more information please contact:
Rostyslaw Robak, PhD
Professor and Psychology Department Chair
Director, Graduate Program in Counseling