Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology


204 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4110

716-645-3651
arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/psychology.html

Jennifer P. Read, Ph.D.
Chair
 
Micheal L. Dent, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
 
Christa M. Greenberg
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies / Senior Academic Advisor
 
Wendy J. Quinton, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Honors Program
 
Alexis Thompson, Ph.D.
Director, Addiction Studies Minor
 
 

Psychology Overview

Psychology is the science of the mind and behavior. The undergraduate psychology program provides an understanding of basic processes of sensation, perception, learning, cognition, development and personality, along with principles of social psychology, clinical psychology and behavioral neuroscience. UB’s modern, vibrant Department of Psychology has cutting-edge research facilities, highly productive faculty, and effective undergraduate classroom and laboratory education that reflect the latest in psychological science.

The BA degree in Psychology provides students with an undergraduate major that emphasizes the scientific foundation of psychology. It is flexible, providing students with the opportunity to tailor coursework, research experiences and experiential learning to their particular interests, as well as pursue an additional major or minor. The background in psychological science that is at the core of the BA program helps to prepare students for graduate study in psychology or related fields (e.g., law, business, education, social work). For students who wish to enter the workforce directly, the BA program provides knowledge and skills that are sought after in a wide variety of careers.

The BS degree also provides students with an undergraduate major that emphasizes the scientific foundation of psychology along with a strong basic science background. The BS degree program is specifically aimed at helping to prepare students for graduate study in the sciences and science-based professions (e.g., cognitive science, neuroscience, medicine, and other related disciplines). Even if students do not continue their education at the graduate level, the background in science and mathematics that is part of the BS program provides knowledge and skills that are sought after in a wide variety of careers.

Academic Advising

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office (275 Park Hall) and from faculty in their program of study. The CAS Student Advisement and Services Office assists undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences to plan their academic trajectory, develop goals and successfully complete their college careers.

Academic Advising Contact Information

College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisement & Services
275 Park Hall, North Campus
North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-4140
Phone: 716-645-6883
Email: cas-advisor@buffalo.edu

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