Welcome to Psychology!


Psychology is the degree for individuals interested in understanding the complexity and intriguing qualities of human behavior. The field of psychology has seen significant growth in recent years and that growth has resulted in many new and exciting career opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employment in psychology is expected to grow over the coming years, particularly in specialty areas.
The Hilbert College Psychology Program offers a wide variety of courses carefully designed to prepare students for future study and careers. While strengthening fundamental academic skills, students are encouraged to pursue individual interests through faculty-guided research projects, coursework in specialized areas of Psychology and participation in workshops, conferences, and the Psychology Student Club. 

The goal is to develop the knowledge, skills, and breadth of understanding needed for a professional career in fields such as mental health, social science research, teaching, or for admission to a graduate program.

Sharon Sisti, L.C.S.W.
Social Sciences Division ssisti@hilbert.edu

 As a student of psychology, you will graduate with the ability to think critically and analytically, communicate your ideas effectively, consider human behavior on a scientific level, and appreciate the nature of human similarity and diversity.

The psychology program at Hilbert College offers students an opportunity to explore specialized interests within the classroom through independent research and advisement with faculty and other experts. Fundamental knowledge, basic techniques in research, and individual interests are developed.
For those wishing to further their education, admission to graduate school generally requires a strong background in psychology, relevant experiences, high grades (B+ and above), and
admission test scores. Letters of recommendation are also usually required. Several graduates from our program have furthered their training at the master and doctoral levels in specialized areas of psychology such as rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, and organizational psychology. 

Our professors have extensive field experience in psychology, adding an important, real-world dimension to your learning environment. Members of our faculty have professional experience in a variety of settings including state and local agencies, family service agencies, substance abuse services, schools, and programs for people with disabilities. 
Faculty has also remained active as volunteers within their communities in order to further their skills and stay current on issues of relevance to the field and studentsSeveral have been recognized for excellence in the field by professional organizations such as the Psychological Association of WNY, Northeastern Gerontological Society, and the WNY Working with Rural Elderly Committee.

We invite you to browse through the psychology program site. If you would like more information about the program please feel free to contact us through the email link below. 

Again, thank you and welcome!

Sharon Sisti, L.C.S.W
Chair, Social Sciences Division
Psychology Program
Hilbert College
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
112 Bogel Hall
716-649-7900, ext. 304