Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Why Study Psychology at Nyack?

Students who study psychology at Nyack are also trained in biblical theology. This means that students are equipped with the critical thinking tools to distinguish biblical facts from biblical interpretations as well as psychological facts from psychological theories.

What Will I Study?

Psychology students at Nyack study all the academic components of a traditional psychology major. Additionally, through electives, students can concentrate on the science of psychology or the practical application of psychology. All courses are taught in a Christian environment and informed by a Christian worldview.

Career Opportunities

A few of the many career opportunities available to Nyack’s psychology graduates include the following: behavior analyst, residential manager, behavioral coach, pastoral counselor, juvenile detention specialist, foster care counselor, psychiatric technician, research associate, and research assistant.

Our Graduates

A number of Nyack’s psychology graduates hold some of the positions listed above. In addition, our graduates hold the following titles: case manager, rehabilitation specialist, human research manager, laboratory assistant, and career counselor. Those who have gone on to receive a master’s degree hold such positions as mental health counselor, marriage and family counselor, addictions counselor, residential youth counselor, human service worker, child custody worker, and guidance counselor.

Key Faculty
  • Dr. Amy Flavin

  • Professor Denise Hirschlein

  • Dr. Stephen Maret


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“The professors genuinely and deeply invest in their students and play a pivotal role in propelling you into your destiny. They challenge you because they believe in you, even when you can't muster up the courage to believe in yourself!” Olivia Lee

“Studying psychology at Nyack has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. The professors here actually care for their students. Nyack is academically excellent and spiritually encouraging.” Daniel Marciano

“Studying psychology at Nyack College has been the most academically enriching experience I have ever had. The professors were inspiring and knowledgeable. They challenged me.” Sara Corona