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Curriculum Information Guide

Applied Psychology

Dr. Marya Howell-Carter, Chair
Psychology Dept.
School of Arts & Sciences


Bachelor of Science Degree

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. This program prepares students to be real-life problem solvers in the emerging field of Applied Psychology. 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. This “hands on” program will develop skills that will enable its graduates 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 an applied research project or an internship. Furthermore, if the program graduates’ educational aspirations include advanced professional training, they will have had the theoretical knowledge, analytical skills, and exposure to effective writing necessary for successful entry and performance in the increasingly competitive and specialized graduate programs across many fields of psychology.

Applied Psychology (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have the knowledge and skill to successfully conduct and report research in Applied Psychology.
  • Graduates will demonstrate technical competence with regard to general psychological concepts and theories as well as the content and technologies of Applied Psychology.
  • Graduates will possess the competencies required to perform entry level positions in business and human resource management.

In addition to curricular options, the College has a vibrant Psychology Club and an honor society (Psi Chi).


Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 122-123

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.


The Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology does not lead to licensure. All licensure in Psychology in New York State requires an advanced (Master’s or Doctoral) degree.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.