Applied Psychology (B.S.)

 

 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology is a select program that educates students on theoretical psychology and research, and provides them with direct applied experience though a 15-credit internship that is integrated into the program. 


Students graduating from this program will have the knowledge, practical experience, and professional exposure to enter directly into the workforce.

 

     Program Highlights


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 SUNY Cobleskill's program prepares students for employment with a bachelor's degree, while most psychology programs prepare students for graduate school.

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SUNY Cobleskill has the only rural/community program in New York State and one of only a few organic psychology programs in New York State.

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Hands on practice through a 3-credit experience and a full-time internship

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Low student/faculty ratio provides students with personal advisement and mentoring.

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Significant program growth from semester to semester

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Professional faculty are continually engaged in stimulating research activities and present at prominent national psychology conferences. In addition, one faculty member was recently nominated for the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

     Admission Requirements


For incoming freshman:


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High school average > 80

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2 years math

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1 year lab science (biology preferred)

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1000 minimum SAT

For current SUNY Cobleskill students:

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Cumulative 2.50 GPA required)

     What Will I Learn?


Students will gain exposure to many areas of study in psychology with varied course selections. Students can also obtain work experience or get involved in supervised research. All Applied Psychology students will experience shared core theoretical coursework first and second years. After that, students will choose a concentration that meets their individual career goals. Students will choose a Rural/Community Concentration or an Industrial/Organizational concentration. These different concentrations have coursework that is tailored to the focus, including an internship experience that suits the student's concentration. The Rural/Community concentration focuses on advocacy or advancement in community environments, such as family and children, youth, drug and alcohol and poverty. Students in the industrial/Organizational track will focus on business, organizational psychology, organizational communication and markets.

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     Meet the Faculty



Dr. Amy Corbett is a Professor of Psychology and started at SUNY Cobleskill in 2009. She has been a college educator for over 20 years, and uses that experience to teach a wide variety of psychology courses. She offers multicultural experience via faculty-led international psychology coursework, and offers diversified experience via independent and supervised research programs. Students can present their research at SUNY-wide and National conferences.

Amy finds it rewarding to mentor students in their career preparation. She helps students identify career goals and start to work toward them in the Field Experience and Internship programs. Research is a regular part of Amy’s work. This helps to keep her current on topics such as: stress, anxiety, depression, justice and aggression. She also is involved in publication based curriculum editing, and can adopt successful measures to enrich the SUNY Cobleskill Psychology curriculum. Dr. Corbett earned her PhD in Social & Personality Psychology from University at Albany, SUNY, & her B.S. in Psychology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She spends her free time in the mountains & lakes of New Hampshire, where she was raised.

corbetab@cobleskill.edu | 518-255-5660
  

Angelika Hoeher, Professor of Psychology, earned an M.S. and an Ed.S.in counseling from the University at Albany. She completed all her course work, with the exception of her dissertation, toward a Ph.D. in Child, Family & Community Studies from Syracuse University. Professor Hoeher teaches both lower and upper level psychology courses such as General Psychology, Research Methods, and Adult Development & Aging. She previously taught sociology courses, as well as FFCS. Professor Hoeher’s research interests lie in pedagogy and in the psychology of personality. In addition to teaching, she currently serves as the Presiding Officer of the Faculty and, with this responsibility, chairs the governance Executive Committee. In 2014, Professor Hoeher was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was also awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1990. 

hoehera@cobleskill.edu | 518-255-5137


Melissa Evans, Visiting Instructor, earned her PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Capella University, Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology in Carlos Albizu University, and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at the University of Memphis. She chose that field because it combines psychology with business practices. Mrs. Evans has been at SUNY Cobleskill since the fall of 2014. She is originally from Troy, NY but has lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and South Dakota. She is married and has three animals.

evansmc@cobleskill.edu | 518-255-5245


Carol Lennon  is an adjunct lecturer teaching both early childhood and psychology courses. Her education consists of BA – Human Services form UMASS, Boston, Mass. additionally a MS – Education – Special Education Concentration and C.A.G.S. – Education – Leadership Concentration both from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. She co-edited a Substance Abuse Handbook for Patients and Families. Ms. Lennon received the “Stay in School” Award presented by the Boston Celtics Association at the Fleet Center Award game. She has been a Teacher, Tutor, Clinician, Dean of Students and School Director. She is originally from the Boston area and, sorry to say, a loyal Patriots Football fan. She spends her free time with family and friends with a tremendous love of the beach and dance.

lennoncm@cobleskill.edu | 518-255-5138

     Career Outlook


Career options include:

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Affirmative Action Officer

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Recreational Worker

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Urban Planning Officer

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Human Resources Agent

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Advertising Copywriter

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Media Buyer

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Health Educator

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Vocational Rehabilitation

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Hospital Program Administrator

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Psychiatric Assistant

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Director of Volunteer Services

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Public Statistician

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Insurance Technician

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Technical Writer

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Sales Representative for Academic Texts

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Opinion Survey Researcher

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Lab Assistant

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Scientific Instrument Salesperson

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Corrections Work

     Alumni/Recent Graduates


Recent graduates are now employed at organizations such as:

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Office of the Deputy Comptroller
   for Human Resources and Administration

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Springbrook

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US Army

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Berkshire Farm

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SUNY Cobleskill

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Bryant and Stratton College

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Columbia Memorial Hospital

 

 

 

For more information about the Applied Psychology program, please contact:

 

Amy Corbett, Professor

(518) 255-5660 

corbetab@cobleskill.edu

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