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Student Organizations

Students members of Psychology Club

Psychology Club

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.

Faculty adviser: Dr. Naomi McKay

Psychology Club

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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 student group

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

Psi Chi National website

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Child Advocacy Student Organization

The Child Advocacy Student organization is open to any student who is interested in fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness on all and any issues that affect children in our community and worldwide. In particular, we work closely with the Buffalo Child Advocacy Center, an organization that provides services to children who have experienced severe physical abuse and/or sexual abuse.

Faculty adviser: Dr. Pamela Schuetze


After Graduation

Graduate School

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