Division of the Sciences
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THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
Psychology Students' Opportunities
Faculty affiliations with top teaching and research hospitals in New York City have enabled students to intern and conduct research with professionals at these and many other sites, such as the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia Medical Center, the Forensic Psychiatry Clinic of the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood, Mediamark Research, a therapeutic nursery of The Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, the psychology Department at Columbia University, the Howard Haber School, the office of the Kings County District Attorney, Kings County Hospital, Sesame Street, and the Mt. Sinai Autism Seaver Center.
Research and Independent Study
The Marymount Manhattan psychology Department faculty works closely with students to help them develop original research, either independently or in faculty-supervised research teams.
Students have had the opportunity to present their research at annual conventions of the Eastern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Industrial/ Organizational Psychologists.
Faculty-student research reports have also been published in journals, such as the Academic Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Social Psychology, Psychological Reports, and the Journal of Psychiatry and Law.
Why Choose Marymount Manhattan College
As a psychology student at Marymount Manhattan College, you can draw on many resources: a strong curriculum, involved faculty and research, independent study and internship opportunities in New York.
The MMC Psychology Department
The largest department in the Sciences division, the Psychology Department focuses on the traditional as well as emerging areas of the discipline. Traditional areas include physiological, personality, psycho-patholog y, developmental, learning and cognition, and social and experimental Psychology. Emerging areas include neuroscience, forensics, health, industrial/organizational behavior, drama therapy and art therapy.
Why Choose a Psychology Major?
MMC's Psychology major provides the special knowledge needed for Psychology- related careers in many fields, including personnel management and
organizational fields, the helping professions, and careers in research. The Psychology major prepares you for graduate study in many related fields, including clinical Psychology, forensic Psychology, neuroscience, social work, and psychology research. Educated at MMC to be a well-rounded individual, you are prepared with the communication and problem-solving skills required to meet the challenges and demands of today's ever-changing marketplace.
• Small classes with an average faculty: student ratio of 1:10
• On campus Undergraduate Research Program
• Opportunities for faculty: student research collaboration
• Ample opportunities for external internships
Students Present at National and Regional Conferences
Students in the Marymount Manhattan College psychology department have the oppurtunity to submit research to external and internal conferences. Students have presented research at the annual Eastern Psychological Assocation conference, the American Psychological Association conference, and the Association for Psychological Science conference. Students have also presented in the college's Honor's Day program and the Annual Research Conference for the Divison of Science. As a student at Marymount Manhattan College, you will have the oppurtunity for one on one attention with professors to conduct your own research, as well as the oppurtunity to assist in the professors research.
Sciences Division Research Conference
Each spring the Psychology Club sponsors the Annual Sciences Division Research Conference to give students the opportunity to present their research to the Marymount Manhattan community and guests in a format similar to that found at major academic conferences. The Conference has become a major event at the College, attended by college-wide faculty, students and administrators, as well as by invited guests from other institutions.
International Honor Society
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Marymount Manhattan has had an active chapter of Psi Chi since 1979, and each spring we induct Psychology major honor students into the society.
The Psychology Club at Marymount Manhattan College is one of the most active organizations on campus and sponsors activities both on and off campus, such as field trips to psychological institutes, lectures by experts in the field both on and off campus, charity fund raisers, and the annual Sciences Division Research Conference. The Psychology Club was named the Most Outstanding Student Organization on Campus in 2006.
The MMC Advantage
Graduates with a B.A. in Psychology may begin in such positions as management trainee, research manager, statistical analyst, personnel officer, counselor trainee or psychiatric aide.
Students who wish to pursue two years of graduate study after MMC find a number of job opportunities in social work, school psychology, forensic psychology, college counseling and rehabilitation therapy. A degree in any one of these fields leads directly to a specific area of employment in schools, hospitals, civil service and the private sector.
Alumni have been accepted to master’s-level programs throughout the country and at many New York area schools, including Smith College, Fordham University, Yeshiva University, Hunter College, New York University, and Columbia University Teachers’ College.
Students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. or Psy.D. may undertake study in research, clinical psychology, or applied fields, such as the growing field of organizational psychology which combines the areas of personnel and management with the study of counseling psychology, social Psychology and cognitive Psychology.
MMC alumni have been accepted into doctoral programs in research, clinical, forensics, environmental, or organizational programs at schools, such as Columbia University, CUNY Graduate Center, Yeshiva University, New York University, Northwestern University, State University at Buffalo, Hofstra University, State University at Albany, Adelphi University, and Pace University.