Liberal Arts Humanities & Social Sciences: Psychology Concentration

SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science AA degree with a Psychology Concentration.

This concentration provides specific coursework which prepares students for transfer to a four-year school as a psychology major, or as a major in a related area. This course of study also makes use of knowledge from interconnected areas of study, including sociology, anthropology and biology. The Humanities and Social Science — Psychology Concentration will help students develop insights into human behavior in all of its facets and enhance their experience of the world around them. Invaluable skills like communication, independent thinking and problem solving are at the core of this program and help students appreciate the diversity in societies and peoples around the world. Study in psychology gives context to the importance of data and data interpretation in understanding human behavior and experience.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of experience studying, working and teaching in their fields. Students are able to take a variety of classes that not only meet program requirements but also satisfy their personal interests in psychology and correlated areas within social science. 


  • Advisors and instructors work closely with students to achieve their goals as they transfer.
  • Access to guest speakers, performers, student clubs, on-campus exhibits and theatre performances all make this a truly well-rounded academic experience and degree program.
  • Elective classes in areas such as philosophy, ethics, the arts, foreign languages, theatre, literature and writing will enrich the learning experience.  

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Can I transfer my SUNY Adirondack degree?

Yes! The Humanities and Social Science — Psychology Concentration is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university, including but not limited to the many institutions SUNY Adirondack cooperates with to maintain seamless transfer agreements, such as:

  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Siena College
  • College of St. Rose

Career opportunities

This program prepares students for further education and eventual careers in the fields of:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Government
  • Law
  • Public Service
  • Education
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop sufficient background in a Humanities or Social Science discipline to qualify for upper level study.
  2. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to think critically.
  3. Employ effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  4. Articulate the presence and influence of diversity within societies such as the United States and those in Western Europe, as well as throughout the world.
  5. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge related to personal health and fitness, life-long sports, and recreational wellness.
  6. Examine expression and the creative process in one or more of the areas of humanities.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method.
  8. Identify basic factors relevant to the analysis of human behavior.