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Welcome to Psychology at Buffalo State

As a first-year student, you join more than psychology 500 majors in a program that combines scientific study, applied practice, hands-on learning, and individualized experiences.

Get the most out of your studies by getting involved in our research, internships, and clubs. Our expert faculty are here to help you every step of the way!

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Who is my adviser?
Right now, you have two: 

  1. Academic Commons Professional Adviser (for general college issues)
  2. Faculty Adviser—Name is in Banner (for everything related to psychology)

After your first year, you will transition away from Academic Commons and meet only with your department adviser.

When to contact your adviser

  • 1-2 weeks before registration
  • Any time you want to discuss your goals, plans, needs, and questions.
  • All students must see an adviser or attend an advising workshop at least once each semester.

About Advisement

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Get Involved

Meet other majors and learn more about the field of psychology.

  • Psychology Club
  • PSICOs (Psychology Students Interested in Community Outreach)
  • Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Child Advocacy Student Group

Student Groups

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Independent Research

Get first-hand experience in research; learn what psychology is really like; and gain valuable job experience.

  • Research lab volunteer
  • Research assistant with a professor
  • Independent study (PSY 495)
  • Honors thesis (PSY 496 and 498)
  • Psychology Club Research Team
  • Paid Opportunities
    -Summer Research Fellowship
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Internships & Student Learning

  • Field Internship Program (PSY 488)
    Work 150 hours (12 hours / week) in community setting + weekly class
  • Teaching internships (PSY 488)
  • Service-learning Courses
    Courses with 15-40 hours of community service (PSY 381 and PSY 417)


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What can you achieve with a bachelor's in psychology? The sky is the limit!

Psychology majors are prepared for careers in human services, human resources, research, counseling, and other fields.

Psychology Careers