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What Is Psychology?

Broadly, the term psychology means the "scientific study of behavior."

At SUNY Buffalo State, the study of psychology is hands-on and relevant to a variety of disciplines. Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers in the helping professions and research studies or to pursue advanced degrees. 

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Careers In Psychology

Your psychology degree from Buffalo State will help you develop communication and interpersonal skills, and an understanding of human behavior. These skills will help prepare you for nearly any position which primarily focuses on working with people.

  • advertising
  • counseling
  • education
  • family services
  • human resources
  • marketing researcher
  • public relations
  • school psychologist
  • small business owner
  • substance abuse counselor


Current majors


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SUNY Chancellor's Award recipients


Student President's Award winners


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Meet Our Faculty

  • A breadth of areas in psychology
  • Experts in their fields
  • Award winning
Our Faculty