Our psychology degree provides a scientific study of the brain paired with a focus on observing, experimenting, and analyzing the mind to understand what drives human behavior.
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
Case Worker; Drug/Substance Abuse Counselor; Behavioral Disorder Counselors; Social Service Manager; Child Protection Worker; Counselor; Research Associate; Clinical Program Manager; Client Services; HR Analyst; Market Associate; Recruiter
Select program hiring partners
Compeer Rochester, Cora Physical Therapy, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Health Direct Pharmacy Services, Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment, RIT-Margaret's House, RIT, Rutgers University, St. John's Living, U.S. Department of Justice
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||26.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
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 and does not carry academic credit.