Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at LIU Post offers degree programs in psychology at every level of the collegiate experience: a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and the doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Challenging and fascinating courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels encompass child and adult psychology, abnormal behavior, therapy and psychological testing. The curricula explores the sciences of psychology – learning, perception, behavioral neuroscience, developmental processes, and normal and abnormal processes – and their practical application. Your education in psychology will teach you critical reasoning and research skills.

Our faculty’s expertise spans many areas, including marriage and family relationships, child, adolescent, & adult development, experimental & applied behavior analysis, neuroscience, cognition & perception, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities and learning and memory.

In addition to classroom studies, you can gain hands-on experience at community youth centers, hospitals, human resource departments and agencies that serve developmentally disabled children and adults.

Many psychology students become psychologists or enter related professions, but many others work in unrelated fields. Their knowledge of human behavior and development, learned as part of a broad-based liberal arts education, makes them excellent candidates for careers in a wide range of fields such as business, education and government.

Psychology Department Faculty
Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
B.A. in Psychology
M.A. in Behavior Analysis
B.S. in Psychology
M.A. in Experimental Psychology
Doctor of Psychology
Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis  

Doctor of Psychology

The doctoral program in Clinical Psychology was recognized with a National Council of Schools and Programs for Professional Psychology award for Innovation in Professional Psychology Education.


Faculty Mentors

Dr. Geoff Goodman, associate professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at LIU Post, and Dr. Valeda Dent, dean of university libraries, were both awarded Fulbright scholarships to teach and conduct research at Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi—a small village about three hours from the capital city of Kampala—from January to August of 2014.

All Star Faculty


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean