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Dr. Stephanie Vogel

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Students expand upon classroom knowledge through participation in faculty research or independent studies.

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Are you a good listener? Empathetic? A problem solver? If the answer is yes, a degree in psychology may be ideal for you. As a psychology student at St. Bonaventure, you can choose to master the art or science of psychology. You will become capable of appreciating and implementing the role and value of a scientific approach to understanding behavior and mental processes. 

A degree in psychology in conjunction with appropriate elective courses provides a strong foundation for a broad list of career and graduate school opportunities. You will develop the skills to understand and evaluate human behavior, decision making, personality, group behavior, and mental illness among other topics. 

Psychology Program Advantages

  • Career Advantage: In 2013, 100% of SBU psychology graduates went on to employment or graduate school. 

  • Exciting Coursework:At SBU, professors encourage curiosity. You will excel by researching topics that interest and excite you.

  • BA or BS: The art and science of psychology. St. Bonaventure offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (BA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (BS), as well as a Psychology minor.

  • Small Class Size: An 11:1 student to faculty ratio means that your professors will work with you 1:1 to identify and provide the best opportunities and resources to match your interests and ambitions.

  • Research: At SBU, you will develop independent research projects, get involved with faculty research, publish research studies, and present alongside faculty at national conferences.
  • Experience: 90% of psychology students participate in two or more high-impact activities including internships, field experience, community service, study abroad, and capstone experiences. 

  • Student Clubs: Build your resume and become closer with classmates by joining the Psych Club and Psi Chi, an international merit-based honor society. 

Psychology Careers

Psychology students are in demand. With a psychology degree from St. Bonaventure, you will be prepared for a range of careers in human services, social services, post graduate studies in psychology, business administration, health care, law school, medicine, veterinary medicine and others. Take a look where recent graduates have gone and see how you can prepare for a career in the following fields:

  • Counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Social & Market Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Testing/Test Development
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Teaching
  • Information/Library Science

Learn more about the career areas in psychology and what employers are looking for.

News, Publications & Research

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    Oct 31, 2019 | Dr. Robin Valeri, professor of psychology and co-director of the nonviolence program at St. Bonaventure, and Dr. Kevin Borgeson, assistant professor of criminal justice at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, gave the keynote address Oct. 24 at the 43rd Forum on Tolerance, hosted by North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts.

    Aug 28, 2019 | It took Jessie Briggs Joyce four visits to St. Bonaventure University’s campus before signing on as a student.

    Aug 08, 2019 | A book on terrorism edited by Dr. Robin Valeri, professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University, has made BookAuthority’s list of the 10 best new criminology ebooks to read in 2019.



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Mentored research

Psychology major Tim Parks appreciates the opportunity to conduct research alongside professors.


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