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Psychology BS

Our psychology bs provides a scientific study of the brain paired with a focus on observing, experimenting, and analyzing the mind to understand what drives human behavior.

Program skills

Psychology students are skilled in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, and have experience in statistics and experimental design. The breadth component of the curriculum covers the main content areas that typically define the discipline. Psychology students possess strong people skills, with good research and writing skills. They are good problem solvers and have a well-developed high-level thinking ability when it comes to analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information.

Program job titles reported

Crisis Counselor; Client Services; Disability Services Assistant; Teacher; Research Assistant; Marketing Production Coordinator; Outpatient Access Specialist; Teaching Assistant; Special Education Teacher

Select program hiring partners

BlueCross Blue Shield; Columbia University; Compeer; CORA Physical Therapy; Creative Themes Day Camp; Enterprise Rent A Car; Health Direct; Hillside Family of Agency; Indiana School for the Deaf; KinderCare Education; NYC Health; People Inc.; Planned Parenthood; Redcom Labs; Rochester Institute of Technology; St Johns Living; Uncommon Schools


Outcome Rates

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 46.20%
Full-time Graduate Study 46.20%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 46.20%
Full-time Graduate Study 46.20%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Students in the psychology degree are required to complete a cooperative education, internship, or research experience (see Research). This is normally completed during the summer after the junior year but can be done in any semester after the second year. The co-op experience is completed in a psychology-related field.