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Department of Psychology

Psychology StudentsThe Department of Psychology at LIU Post offers degree programs in psychology at every level of the collegiate experience: a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and the doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Challenging and fascinating courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels encompass child and adult psychology, abnormal behavior, therapy and psychological testing. The curricula explores the sciences of psychology – learning, perception, behavioral neuroscience, developmental processes, and normal and abnormal processes – and their practical application. Your education in psychology will teach you critical reasoning and research skills.

Our faculty’s expertise spans many areas, including marriage and family relationships, child, adolescent, & adult development, experimental & applied behavior analysis, neuroscience, cognition & perception, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities and learning and memory.

In addition to classroom studies, you can gain hands-on experience at community youth centers, hospitals, human resource departments and agencies that serve developmentally disabled children and adults.

Many psychology students become psychologists or enter related professions, but many others work in unrelated fields. Their knowledge of human behavior and development, learned as part of a broad-based liberal arts education, makes them excellent candidates for careers in a wide range of fields such as business, education and government.