Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and focuses on observing, experimenting, and analyzing the behavior in multiple situations. To answer questions about what drives behavior, psychologists observe evolutionary factors, social and cultural inputs, and biological aspects of behavior.
RIT’s psychology degree provides students with a strong grounding in the discipline of psychology, integrated with a technological focus. Students study behavior to understand the mind, but also look at the brain itself, with the use of new technologies allowing for a deeper study of psychological processes. Curriculum planning and career discussions occur with each student’s faculty mentor.
- Bachelor of Science
- Approximately 128 students enrolled in this program.
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Co-op is mandatory for this program
- Minimum co-op requirement: 1 Block, 12 weeks/semester
- Co-op availability: Second Year summer through Third Year summer
Salary InformationCo-op: $12.43 $9.70 - $19.80
Student Skills & Capabilities
Training / QualificationsWork experience often is needed for someone to become a Social Service Manager, and is essential for those wishing to enter the occupation with a bachelor’s degree. The licensure or certification criteria for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors outside of private practice vary from state to state. Many psychology students go on to graduate school.
Job TitlesCase 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.
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersHewlett-Packard, Compeer, RIT, Boystown Research Hospital, Kodak (Human Factors Lab), Stepping Stones Learning Center, NIH, US Census Bureau, Strong Memorial Hospital, Greater Rochester Orthopedics, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), University of Texas at Austin, Rochester Police Department, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Rochester Psychiatric Center, US Dept. of Labor, Sherwin Williams, Enterprise Holdings.
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the Psychology program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603