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Department of Psychology

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Our goal is to provide each undergraduate student with a solid foundation in the fundamental areas of psychology while at the same time providing specifically designed plans of study in the areas of most interest to the student.

Our low faculty-to-student ratio allows us to provide all psychology majors with hands-on learning experiences. These include directed research, where the student works closely with a faculty member on an experiment of mutual interest; clinical internships, where the student works with professional psychologists in clinical settings (e.g., neurorehabilitiation, mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation); and/or industrial internships, where the student works with psychologists in industrial settings (e.g., human factors, industrial/organizational psychology).

These hands-on learning experiences provide the student with the opportunity to apply information learned in the classroom, as well as acquire a number of skills sought after by employers, namely critical thinking, problem solving, working in teams, and communication skills.

Clarkson University is New York state’s highest ranked small research institution with rigorous programs in engineering, arts, sciences, business and health sciences. At Clarkson, 3,000 students learn and live in a close-knit residential environment augmented by award-winning career service and experiential learning initiatives.