Why study Psychology at Dominican College?

Psychology is the study of the mind and human behavior. A background in Psychology will increase your employability regardless of the career you choose.  By studying psychology you will learn about how people develop, think, feel, and act. This knowledge will help you in a variety of settings.

Job Opportunities

Many students interested in psychology choose to work in the mental health field, but psychologists also work in research programs, schools, with sports teams, in business, and even marketing and advertising.

With a Bachelors Degree in Psychology you can become a:

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Caregiver
  • Case Manager
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Career Counselor
  • Psychiatric Technician

With a Graduate Degree in Psychology you can become a:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

Opportunities for Students

The Psychology Program offers many unique opportunities for undergraduate students. You can create and run your own research project,  intern at sites related to psychology, present at conferences, and even help the psychology faculty teach courses. Our program follows the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for undergraduate psychology education, which means you will be prepared at graduation to enter the workforce or pursue an advanced degree.


Our full-time faculty members all have earned their Ph.D. in their respective sub-disciplines and center their courses around student learning. Each of our students is advised by one of the full-time faculty, helping students choose courses, internship sites, and research topics as well as giving advice concerning graduate school and career options.

The Major in Psychology

The Psychology program provides students with a foundation in general psychology, theory, research, and application.  The curriculum provides:

  • A solid preparation to those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the fields of psychology, social work, education, guidance and counseling; and
  • Basic skills and knowledge to those students who may find themselves at the completion of their bachelor’s degree working in any of the various human services and human relations areas, such as mental health, education, personnel, government, and law.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will gain a solid foundation in general Psychology based on the following requirements:

  • Developmental courses
  • Social courses
  • Clinical courses
  • Theoretical courses
  • Applied courses
  • Elective courses

Meet the Coordinator

Kelly M. Johnson, Ph.D
Department Coordinator & Associate Professor of Psychology
P: (845)-848-4074
E: kelly.johnson@dc.edu