The Psychology Club is open to all students with an interest in psychology.
Club activities include sponsorship and hosting of outside speakers, career seminars, field trips, fundraising activities, research projects, and a year-end picnic.
Psychology Students Interested in Community Outreach (PSICO) is a charity drive run by club members that helps disadvantaged families in the surrounding Buffalo State College neighborhood.
Each year, student members decide on a charity or cause to support.
Contact Dr. DiPirro for more information.
Psi Chi Honorary Society
This is the international honorary society in psychology. The chapter is actively involved in the department and coordinates activities with the Psychology Club. Members of Psi Chi informally sponsor a tutoring program for psychology courses on an as-needed basis. Recruitment to Psi Chi is by invitation only and one initiation ceremony for new members is conducted each year.
- Minimum 3.5 GPA in psychology and a 3.25 overall (at Buffalo State)
- Completed a minimum of 9 credits in psychology, including PSY 306
Faculty adviser: Dr. Kim Kamper-DeMarco
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Buffalo State’s SHRM student chapter is sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, a local chapter of SHRM. This student organization complements the courses offered by the Psychology Department in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and helps prepare students for possible careers in human resources.
Student members can become involved in a variety of activities that allow them to be in contact with HR professionals from the community. Through monthly dinner meetings, invited guest speakers, tours of organizations, and campus conferences, students are provided the opportunity to explore this profession. A number of students have gained internships with local organizations or have sat for the certification exam in HR offered by the national SHRM association.
Faculty adviser: Dr. Robert Delprino
Many careers in psychology require a graduate degree, either at the master’s or doctoral level.
Most graduate programs require that applicants take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The GRE consists of two major sections: the general test and subject tests. Check with the graduate programs to which you are applying to see whether you need both sections or just the general test. The general test is offered throughout the year, but the subject test is given only three times a year (November, December, and April).
A good place to start looking for programs is the American Psychological Association’s the Graduate Study in Psychology, a listing of all of the psychology programs in the country. The guide is broken down by specialty and state.Association for Psychological Science Counselor-License Peterson's Grad School Bound Psych Web Psychology Degree Guide