The B.S. degree program emphasizes development of strong career skills by requiring that students have cooperative experience between their 2nd and 4th years of course work.
The co-op experience can involve many kinds of psychology-related employment. This provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in such settings as a research laboratory, industry, or a clinic.
The co-op experience is non-credit bearing and can be either paid or unpaid. All co-ops MUST be approved by Dr. Andrew Herbert (Department Chair) or Dr. Lindsay Schenkel.
Students Starting at RIT Prior to Fall 2013
If you started your coursework at RIT prior to Fall 2013 you are required to take two co-ops. Each co-op consists of a minimum of 350 hours (35 hrs/wk x 10 weeks). Co-op sessions need not be consecutive; students may remain with the same organization or choose different positions in different quarters.
Students starting at RIT Fall 2013 & after
If you started your career at RIT Fall 2013 or after you are required to take one semester of co-op.
Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services
For more information about co-op search and preparation please contact The Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services. Sharitta Gross is the Program Coordinator who works directly with the Psychology program.
RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623-5603
Office phone: 585.475.2301, 585.475.6905 (TTY)
Sharitta F. Gross, Program Coordinator