Psychology Concentration

Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A.

Psychology Concentration

The Psychology Concentration, part of the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A degree program, prepares students for academic success in bachelor’s degree transfer programs in psychology. By offering courses that reflect a diverse set of global and cultural perspectives, the program expects students to explore and reflect on human endeavors in the context of nature and society.

The Psychology Concentration satisfies the SUNY Transfer Pathways and facilitates seamless transfer, as juniors, to SUNY psychology programs. SUNY SCCC also has transfer agreements with numerous private colleges and universities including Maria College, Siena College, and The College of Saint Rose, so that students can transfer seamlessly into psychology programs at those institutions.

B.S. Human Development
University at Albany Transfer Track

In addition to the major of Psychology, students will have the opportunity upon successfully completion of the Psychology Concentration: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. degree to transfer into the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development at the University at Albany. The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development explores human psychological, social, cognitive and emotional changes across the lifespan. The University at Albany offers concentrations in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Peer Assistance and Leadership, and Special Education. To see a breakdown of the course requirements for transfer to University at Albany, please click here. Read University at Albany's Human Development brochure.

The Psychology Concentration is driven by experienced and dedicated faculty who work closely with students within the program. Our faculty are Credential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Certified Social Workers (LCSW), and other licensed professionals who bring decades of community experience to the classroom. They come from a variety of settings including:

  • Ellis Hospital
  • New Choices Recovery Center
  • Conifer Park
  • St. Peter’s Hospital (SPARC)
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Schenectady ARC

Educational and Employment Opportunities
Graduates of the Psychology Concentration at SUNY SCCC may continue their education and/or pursue careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business

For more information on our Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology Concentration please view the degree requirements and contact:
Eric Carlson, Professor
Elston Hall, Room 203 
(518) 381-1299