Undergraduate Degree Programs:
- Psychology, BA
- Applied Psychology and Human Relations, BA
- Biological Psychology, BA
- Personality and Social Psychology, BA
Dyson College of Arts and Science's Psychology Department in Pleasantville offers a minor in Psychology, available to all Pace students to complement and enrich their major programs of study.
Psychology (18 credits) The Psychology minor offers a great deal of flexibility and choice in the courses a student may take to fulfill the minor requirements. Learn more.
Combined Degree Programs
Once undergraduates qualify on the basis of their GPA and other requirements, they have the option of completing both their BA and MS in Mental Health Counseling together through our combined degree program. Students may enter this program in the middle of their junior year. In their senior year, students may take four graduate courses that will also apply toward the MS in Mental Health Counseling. This is a great way to get a start on your career. Our outstanding graduate-level counselor-training program has produced many of the leaders in the field of substance abuse counseling in Westchester and nationwide. We also offer tracks in general counseling, and trauma and loss counseling through the MS in Mental Health Counseling program
- BA Applied Psychology and Human Relations/MS Mental Health Counseling (PLV)
- BA Psychology/MS Mental Health Counseling (PLV)
Our students come from diverse backgrounds and and from almost every continent. Our graduate faculty teaches solid practical skills that you will be able in a variety of clinical settings. If you should decide to continue studies toward a doctorate, this is an excellent way to begin.
Advisement throughout the MS in Mental Health Counseling Program
The following are the steps in the advisement process in the MS program:
1. Each student receives a letter of acceptance into the program from the Graduate Admissions Committee.
2. The Program Director assigns a Faculty Advisor to each student. Each student receives a letter notifying him or her of who the advisor is. Advisors are full-time faculty teaching in the graduate program.
3. Each student meets with his/her advisor to develop an Individualized Program Outline (IPO).
4. All students attend a group orientation meeting with the graduate Faculty Advisors scheduled in the first or second week of every semester.
At this group meeting:
- New students are offered information about the facilities on campus.
- Current internship opportunities are presented and discussed.
- Students discuss with faculty (and each other) any questions they may have regarding the program.
5. Each student meets with his/her advisor in the second half of every semester after the printed class schedule is distributed.
At this meeting:
- Each student’s progress on the IPO is reviewed.
- The next semester’s courses are chosen.
- Adjustments to the student’s program discussed.
6. All students attend a colloquium with the Chairperson of the psychology department and the Program Director. This occurs at the end of every semester.
At this meeting:
- Students can discuss any issues that may have arisen.
7. Each student also meets with his/her advisor at the start of the semester in which he/she intends to graduate.
At this meeting:
- The IPO is reviewed to make certain that the requirements for graduation will be completed in that semester.
Student Activities and Resources
Dyson College of Arts and Science's Psychology Department in Pleasantville offers a number of organizations and resources for students.
Our department has an active chapter of Psi Chi, the honor society in psychology. This student-led group is very important part of the life of the department. Students sponsor colloquia and meetings on professional topics with faculty; invite outside speakers from various specialties in the field; participate in community service; and take part in the social life of the University. Psi Chi is open to all students but formal induction into the society, during the senior year, requires a strong grade point average both in psychology and in a students' overall record.
Every spring, seniors and juniors can participate in the annual Psychology Conference sponsored by the Psychology Department on our NYC campus. Student presentations are of professional quality, and this is an opportunity to learn how to present papers in a professional and scientific setting.