Undergraduate Psychology

Undergraduate Psychology

Develop deep understandings of the mind and behavior, or delve into the mysteries of the brain, in our bachelor’s degree programs in psychology and neuroscience.

Explore Your Options

Choose from bachelor’s degree programs in psychology and neuroscience, or study psychology as a minor or part of a unique interdisciplinary major.

A Direct Path to Your Master’s Degree

Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years—and save a year of tuition—in an accelerated 4+1 psychology program that includes optional concentrations in human resource management or substance abuse counseling.

General Psychology 4+1

Major in a psychology field that satisfies your fascination with what makes people tick.

You’ll study in small classes taught by faculty at the top of their field. You’ll gain valuable career-building experience in internships at leading organizations. You’ll do original research and, if that’s really your passion, have the opportunity to take part in our Emerging Scholars Program. You can even design your own independent study. And if you choose, you can stay on to earn your master’s or doctoral degree—right here at the Derner School of Psychology.

But what kind of career can you have with an undergraduate degree in psychology? Just about any you choose. The insights into the mind and behavior you’ll gain, as well the analytical skills you’ll develop, are abilities valued in every field. Graduates of our undergraduate program have gone into banking, business, law, medicine, research, teaching, marketing, human resources, counseling and many other rewarding careers.

Psychology Career and Research Opportunities


Put your classroom learning to work—and further your knowledge—in internships at local healthcare organizations, schools, and social service providers. It’s a great way to gain experience or prepare for graduate study.

Independent Study

If you develop an interest in a subject that isn’t available in regular course offerings, or if you want to delve even deeper into a topic you’ve learned about, you can create your own independent study project as a junior or senior.

Emerging Scholars Program

The Emerging Scholars Program is a selective, year long program for junior and senior psychology majors interested in conducting original research and pursuing an advanced degree. Students in the program also attend a monthly seminar with others in the program to discuss important topics like ethics, data analysis and graduate school admissions.

A Strong Community

As a student at the Derner School of Psychology, you’ll become part of a community offering outstanding support and opportunities to create lasting connections.

Mentoring Future Psychologists

The Mentoring Future Psychologists (MFP) Program provides culturally responsive mentoring for students who identify as part of historically underrepresented groups.

Student Organizations

Share your love of psychology with your fellow students. It’s a great way to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding. Join the Psychology Club—and apply for membership in Psi Chi International Honor Society for additional career-building opportunities.

Mental health is a top priority for my generation. I aim to support young people, fostering their strength and healthy self-esteem as they enter high school. My goal is to empower them to be their best selves.

Gabriel Silva ’22 BA in Psychology

Research Opportunities

Adelphi University offers outstanding research opportunities to undergraduates. If you’re interested in assisting a faculty member in a research project or conducting your own original research, our Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Works is here to help. And you can present your research to the entire Adelphi community at our annual Research Day conference.

Awards & Recognition

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Undergraduate Program Contacts

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