Psychology, BA



Dyson’s BA in Psychology program will develop the scientist within you. As a BA candidate, you will acquire a solid knowledge base through courses in experimental psychology, statistics, neurological and physiological behavior, cognitive science, social psychology, and the history of psychology. If you are interested in earning a master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, planning and preparation for graduate school should begin in your sophomore year. Through the combined degree program, our undergraduate Psychology majors may complete the MS in Counseling in five years and MS in Mental Health Counseling in six years.

Psychology is a central part of life. It is, after all, the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. Our Westchester campus department recognizes this and sees its mission as a “hub science,” and tries to connect psychology with many other disciplines at the University. We offer four undergraduate majors, a PhD in Mental Health Counseling, as well as Master of Science degrees in Counseling and in Mental Health Counseling. As an undergraduate student, you may also enroll in our combined-degree programs, which give our students the opportunity to begin graduate work early.

A degree in psychology is excellent preparation for a variety of careers including counseling, healthcare, research, management, education, law, and sports. As a student in the Psychology department at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, you will leverage your analytical and problem solving skills. Whether you want to help children and adults lead happier and more productive lives, or plan to apply your knowledge of human behavior in a business setting, Pace will provide you with the real-world, practical skills you need to achieve a fulfilling and successful career.


Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring. In support of these aims, its members are engaged actively in research, scholarship, practice, and consultation. They include experts in child development, cultural diversity, women’s issues, school and community psychology, social behavior, cognitive psychology, clinical practice, experimental and applied research, industrial/organizational psychology, and counseling.


The student-led Psi Chi honor society and the Pace Psychology Club provide resume-building professional experiences outside the classroom. Members attend lectures, professional meetings, and colloquia. By getting involved, you can make new friends and develop a network of colleagues. Also, students on the Pleasantville campus can network with psychology alumni at an annual luncheon.