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Psychology BS

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.

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

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


  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Health Care

  • Higher Education

  • Non-Government Organization

  • Non-Profit


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 61.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 26.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 61.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 26.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

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.