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Psychology Department


Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Fredonia!

The Department of Psychology at Fredonia offers an affordable way to prepare for a later career in psychology and related fields. Students who are Psychology majors at Fredonia may choose between two distinct degrees, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.  Students have an opportunity to participate in internships and also conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member, getting them ready for graduate study in psychology and entry-level positions in the field. Whether you would be coming from Western New York, NYC, Long Island, or another part of the state or world, Psychology majors make life-long connections with other students, as well as faculty members, at Fredonia. If you have any questions about studying Psychology at Fredonia, please contact us at!

Internships in Psychology

The Psychology Department assists students in obtaining internships related to the Psychology field.  Psychology majors intern at schools, non-profit human service organizations, hospitals, and campus offices such as Academic Advising Services and the Career Development Office.  Learn more about completing an internship through the Psychology Department!  

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In Memoriam

Dr. Bruce G. Klonsky, a devoted SUNY Fredonia educator and researcher in Psychology for over 40 years, died July 6, 2022 at a hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.  As with most life challenges he faced, he made a valiant and sustained effort to overcome the sudden and unexpected illness that claimed his life. We have created a webpage that contains a complete obituary for Dr. Klonsky.  

Counseling Center provides free counseling

The Counseling Center at Fredonia is providing free, confidential mental health counseling for all Fredonia students. You can access these services through your smart phone, tablet or computer. To make an appointment, visit the Counseling Center website.  Their website also has self-help resources for emotional wellness.

Check out the Learning Center for Tutoring!

For over 40 years, the Learning Center and Tutoring Services at Fredonia has been used by a large number of students. The Learning Center has a wide variety of student tutors, offering assistance in 18 disciplines including Psychology. The Psychology tutors can provide help for many courses in the department, especially Statistics (PSY 200) and Research Methods (PSY 315).  This program has been very successful, and students who utilize Tutoring Services consistently report feeling more confident and indicate that they have learned new strategies or skills and have a better understanding of course material after working with a tutor. Please visit the tutoring schedule website.

Check out the Psychology Club!

During the semester, the Psychology Club meets on Monday evenings via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  To get the Zoom link, and/or to be added to the club's email list-serv, please email Mia Piede, the club Secretary at You can also learn more information about the club by checking out the Psychology Club webpage.

For more information about our department and department policies, please download the student handbook!

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