The Department of Psychology at RIT combines strong academic training with career preparation. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees, Advanced Certificates, minors, immersions, and electives. The B.S. degree provides a general foundation in psychology with specialized training in one of five tracks: biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, and visual perception. M.S. degrees are in School Psychology and Experimental Psychology, with Advanced Certificates offered in School Psychology and Engineering Psychology.
Mission - The Department of Psychology helps students develop skills for their future careers and lifelong learning, including critical thinking and professional communication. We provide an environment supportive of faculty and student collaborative research and experiential learning to extend knowledge of human behavior. Faculty in the Department of Psychology embody the teacher/scholar model to advance the science of psychology.
Vision - Students majoring in our programs will learn the knowledge and skills required for successful careers. The faculty and the programs housed in it will be recognized for experiential learning, mentoring of students, interdisciplinarity, and the high skill level and accomplishments of our graduates.