The Applied Psychology program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The program focuses on developing the student's ability to use the core knowledge and analytical skills of the discipline in order to address practical problems important to local business and industry. Students will learn the foundations of Industrial/Organizational Psychology including personnel management, organizational behavior, and organizational development. The program's career objectives are to prepare students for meaningful and rewarding entry-level positions in business and human resource management.
Why study Applied Psychology at Farmingdale State College?
Ours is a flexible program that will help you meet your career goals.
Work with your Bachelor's Degree
The Applied Psychology Program is a hands-on program that gives you the skills and experiences that will enable you to help businesses efficiently recruit, develop, and organize their human resources. Commensurate with the expectations of a BS in Applied Psychology and the current requirements of entry-level jobs in the area of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, students will successfully complete a one-year applied research project or internship in human resources.
Continue your education in graduate school
If program graduates' educational aspirations include advanced professional training, they will have acquired the theoretical knowledge, research and analytical skills, critical thinking skills and tools for effective writing necessary for successful entry and performance in the increasingly competitive graduate programs in psychology. Internship and research experience can be tailored to meet students' graduate training goals. Program graduates are prepared to enter graduate training programs in a broad variety of psychological specialties including, but not limited to: clinical and counseling psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, guidance counseling, marriage and family therapy, and school psychology.Applied Psychology (BS) Program Objectives:
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High School seniors, students wishing to enter Farmingdale State from other institutions, and those who are not current Farmingdale students, must apply to the College (see link below) and indicate their desire to enter the Applied Psychology Program.
Current Farmingdale students wishing to transfer to the Applied Psychology Program must complete an internal curriculum change form. Internal transfer student admission to the Applied Psychology Program is done in the fall and spring semesters each year. The application deadlines for fall and spring admission are October 15 and March 15 , respectively. Students seeking admission to the program should have a strong GPA. The program is challenging and because of its size, admission is competitive.
For more information or to discuss whether the Applied Psychology Program is the right choice for your professional aspirations, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Marya Howell-Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-420-2236.
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Program of Study
Liberal Arts & Sciences (60-61 credits)
Support Courses (3 credits)
The Major (46 credits)
Psychology Core (16 credits)
Psychology Electives 5 courses by advisement (15 credits)
Psychology Concentration (15 credits)
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration
Free Electives ... 12
Total Credits ... 121-122
NOTE: The Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology does not lead to licensure. All licensure in Psychology in New York State requires an advanced (Masters or Doctoral) degree.