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About Psychology

Do you often wonder how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected? Would you be fascinated by delving into motivations, abnormal behaviors, personalities, and how the brain influences
these developments?

Psychology seeks to understand human cognition, emotion, experience, and behavior. The Psychology program at Ramapo
College will educate you in both the science and profession of psychology. It makes clear the interconnections between psychology and other disciplines and promotes critical reasoning skills.

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Ramapo graduates have found opportunities for employment in a variety of settings such as community mental health centers, counseling services, substance-abuse programs, geriatric facilities, probation services, and schools for special education.

Other opportunities lie in the fields of advertising, consulting, consumer research, criminal justice, education, environmental policy, evaluation research, human factors engineering, marketing, personnel, and product planning.

Ramapo graduates have gone on to graduate studies at institutions such as Columbia, SUNY Binghamton, and La Salle University.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists$57,970 - $152,260
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists$64,920 - $108,530
Psychologists, All Other$32,840 - $121,120
Sociologists$44,690 - $136,070
Urban and Regional Planners$43,840 - $118,470
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,800 - $93,520
Healthcare Social Workers$46,890 - $83,300
Psychiatrists$133,220 - Varies
Psychiatric Technicians$29,160 - $67,600
First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other$29,670 - $82,560

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

A hallmark of the Ramapo psychology program is its fieldwork component where you’ll gain hands-on, applied experience that connects the classroom with the real world, In fieldwork courses, you can work in a mental health or educational agency in the community such as a school for special needs children.

Ramapo psychology students have had co-op placements at organizations such as the Housing Authority of Bergen County, Hackensack University Medical Center, First Children’s Learning Services, New Jersey State Police, the Red Cross and International Justice Project.

You’ll also get to work in psych labs on campus and have opportunities to do research with faculty members. Recent years’ research includes studying child development, neuroscience and phenomenology.