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Psychology, Bachelor of Arts

BA Psychology
120 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


You can prepare for exciting opportunities by earning your Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at St. John's University. Offered through St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University's oldest division, this acclaimed, 120-credit program is nationally known for the quality of its professors and graduates.

The program provides extensive training in research methods and specialized areas of psychological study, including experimental, developmental, abnormal, personality and social psychology. Faculty and students regularly present at conferences hosted by major organizations including the American Psychological Association.

Students also gain practical experience through student-led research experiments and collaboration with faculty on various research projects. Fieldwork is available through St. John's Center for Psychological Services and clinics throughout the local community.

We invite you to learn more about St. John's Psychology Program by viewing our program requirements, objectives, academic resources and faculty.

Contact Information

Willam Chaplin, Ph.D.
Marillac Hall, Room 409
[email protected]


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. 


Career Outcomes

The career outlook is excellent for students interested in psychology. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for graduates with degrees in the psychological sciences are expected to increase over the next five years due to high demand in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms and private companies. 

Global Approach to Education

Students also benefit from St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Services have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.

Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location. For more information, please visit Global Studies

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Students learn from a nationally acclaimed faculty of scholars and practioners. Students have opportunities to conduct research and participate in field work at St. John’s Center for Psychological Services, a state-of-the-art facility that serves community residents in Queens, NY.

Psychology students can gain an academic and professional edge by joining the Psychology Club. One of more than 180 student clubs and organizations at St. John's University, the Psychology Club provides a warm, social atmosphere. The club holds events and discussions that enhance members' educational experience while assisting students in their preparation for their careers and graduate study.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers membership in two honor societies of special interest to psychology majors:

  • Psi Chi: The St. John's Chapter of this international honor society.
  • Roger Bacon Society: For students in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.

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