Online Course Option Offered by Psychology Program

Psychology majors at BMCC can choose from both online and in-person courses.

July 25, 2022

The Associate in Science degree program in Psychology provided through the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department provides both online and in-person course options.

The online course option was created by Department Chair Sangeeta Bishop and Provost Erwin Wong, who consulted with the faculty of the Psychology program.

“Having both in-person and online course modalities increases options for our students,” says Chair Bishop. “It enables us to work with our students’ schedules, and accommodate students who work and have family responsibilities.”

She points out that online courses enable students to graduate in a timely manner, even during the Covid pandemic, adding that, “It also helps us reach students who may not be in the tri-state area and are not physically able to attend classes at the BMCC campus.”

Career paths for psychology majors cover wide area

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow eight percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

According to the BLS, psychologists study cognitive, emotional and social processes and behavior by observing how individuals relate to one another and their environment.

They are engaged in research and work with clients individually or as part of a team that could include physicians and social workers.

The Psychology program page on the BMCC website adds that opportunities in the field range from working as a counselor or case manager with children or adults, to conducting market research in the business world.

Schools hire school psychologists, businesses use organizational psychologists for career counseling and human resources, and forensic psychologists work in the criminal justice system. A psychology background is also good preparation for a career in teaching, law or medicine.

Graduates have a growing range of transfer opportunities

The Psychology program at BMCC, which was launched at BMCC in 2016, articulates to bachelor’s in psychology programs throughout CUNY, including Baruch College, City College of New York, and the School of Professional Studies.

Graduates are also on track to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology at St. John’s University, St. Joseph’s University, Southern New Hampshire University and Northeastern University.

Other transfer options for BMCC Psychology graduates include the Forensic Psychology program at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus.

Reach out for more information

To learn more about the major, students are welcome to visit the BMCC Psychology Club on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

They are also invited to reach out to the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center at BMCC at their regular events or by calling (212) 220-8315 on Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Another resource is the BMCC Psychology program coordinators Professor Daniel DePaulo, and Professor David Caicedo,

Offering degree courses in dual modalities, in-person and online, supports the BMCC Strategic Plan including Strategic Goal 5: Strengthen our culture of care for students, faculty and staff.


  • A.S. in Psychology program in the BMCC Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department offers both online and in-person courses
  • This enables students outside the tri-state area or who have family or work obligations, to complete their degree
  • Graduates transfer seamlessly to bachelor’s degree programs in CUNY and beyond

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