The Department of Psychology
The study of psychology familiarizes students with the scientific study of mind and behavior. The discipline relies on methods ranging from simple observation to rigorous experimentation. Its subjects include how we develop and learn, how our actions are motivated, how we perceive the world around us, how we respond to it intellectually and emotionally, and how these processes change throughout life and are integrated into the personality under social influences. The Psychology department offers courses that apply psychology to a variety of practical settings, including the workplace, clinical, legal, and school environments.
Important: Please see the links and announcements below for important information about Enrollment Waiver Requests and completing a Major or Minor in Psychology.
Enrollment Waiver Requests for Undergraduates
If you are requesting a prerequisite waiver or an overtally waiver for an undergraduate class, you must apply for these waivers by taking the following steps:
- First contact the course instructor by email to request their permission for an overtally or prerequisite waiver:
- Then fill out the appropriate application form below, which requires you to copy and paste the email confirmation from the instructor as part of the waiver request:
Master’s Degree students who wish to request prerequisite and/or overtally waivers should visit the Graduate Studies at Weissman page for more information.
Declaring a Major or Minor in Psychology
Students interested in a Psychology Major must contact the Department of Psychology to meet with an advisor to discuss the Major requirements and review your class options.
*Students seeking to declare a Psychology Major should download the form above and contact Tyla Vidal in the Psychology Department (Tyla.Vidal@baruch.cuny.edu) for assistance in scheduling an appointment with a faculty advisor.
*To declare a Psychology Minor, you must download and complete the form above and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are requesting any course substitutions as part of the minor, you must first email the completed form to Tyla Vidal in the Psychology Department for approval (Tyla.Vidal@baruch.cuny.edu).
Interesting in joining Psi Chi, the international honors society for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology? More Information Here.
Tyla Vidal, College Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
Rolda Charles, College Office Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org