About Our Department

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We also offer clinical internships, where you work with professional psychologists in clinical settings (e.g., neurorehabilitiation, mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation). Hands-on experiences provide the opportunity to apply classroom instruction, as well as acquire a number of skills sought after by employers, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, working in teams and communication skills. Check out the research projects that our students have done throughout their time at Clarkson.


What Makes Us Unique

Our department consists of full time faculty lending to our low student to faculty ratio. We provide personal attention to our students and enjoy helping our students find research opportunities and experiences that expand their horizons and allows them to transform on a personal and educational level.

Hands-on learning is the cornerstone of a great education. Directed research projects, during which the student works closely with a faculty member on an experiment of mutual interest, are credited with expanding our students' thinking and providing experience for future endeavors.

Department Spotlight

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Elizabeth Pienkos has been appointed assistant professor of psychology at Clarkson. She has done extensive research on experiences associated with schizophrenia.

5 year average total
Undergraduate Placement
Grad School
Top Grad Schools
Clarkson University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Drexel University • MIT • Purdue University • U Conn • Michigan • SUNY Buffalo • Syracuse University
Top Employers
Anaren Microwave Inc.
Barton & Loguidice
Bristol Myers Squibb
Department of Defense
General Electric Company
Lockheed Martin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

ROI: Department of Psychology

6 Reasons Behind the ROI
Low Student-Faculty Ratio
Personalized attention & hands-on experiences
Rigorous Education Partners
Clinical internships, professional psychology practice placements, industry experiences
Directed Research Experiences
Neurorehabilitiation, mental health, drug & alcohol rehabilitation, industrial/organizational psychology
Entrepreneurial Mind-Set & Innovation Skill Sets
Ready for private practice & new technology applications
Individual Plans of Study
Foundation in fundamentals combined with areas of interest
Defy Convention
Find ways to go beyond the status quo & make better healthy world solutions


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