Department of Psychology

Summer Psychology Classes

Are you thinking of doing a psychology immersion or minor, or a psychology major looking to get ahead? 

The Department of Psychology is offering 10 different online courses that count toward the immersion, minor, and major. Many courses count as general education and perspective courses, as well.

Register now on SIS!

Summer Session I    Summer Session II    Full Summer   
Intro to Psychology   Biopsychology    Intro to Psychology   
Abnormal Psychology    Cognitive Psychology     
Developmental Psychology    Industrial and Organizational Psychology     
Learning and Behavior    Psychology of Women     
Social Psychology       
Personality Psychology       

Overview

The Department of Psychology offers coursework and programs that help you develop skills for your future career and lifelong learning, including critical thinking and professional communication. The department offers opportunities to join cutting-edge research and programs that are advancing study in a host of fields. We provide an environment where faculty and student collaborative research thrives, expanding the knowledge of behavior, cognition, perception, and other key areas. Faculty in the Department of Psychology are teachers and scholars who work to advance the science of psychology and help you apply that science to your chosen career field.

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Research laboratories

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Degree programs: Psychology (BS), Experimental Psychology (MS), and School Psychology (MS)

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Largest degree program in College of Liberal Arts

Latest News

  • July 29, 2020

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    RIT and Syracuse University College of Law enter into 3+3 admissions agreement

    RIT has partnered with Syracuse University College of Law to establish a “3+3” program for students interested in earning a law degree. A memorandum of understanding between the two universities was recently signed to allow students to complete three years of liberal arts and other studies at RIT, then transfer to the College of Law for three years to complete their doctorate in law.

  • May 18, 2020

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    LaVerne McQuiller Williams named COLA interim dean

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, senior associate dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been named interim COLA dean effective June 1. McQuiller Williams succeeds Dean James Winebrake, who is leaving RIT on June 30 to become provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Student Resources

Here you will find additional resources for the Department of Psychology, such as co-op information and department forms.

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Undergraduate Degrees

The undergraduate program integrates a traditional psychology curriculum with a unique science and technology focus. Courses in experimental, developmental, abnormal, and industrial/organizational psychology foster the development of your analytical skills and encourage critical thinking, while a professional/technical core builds knowledge in a relevant area outside of psychology such as criminal justice, business, mathematics, computing, or engineering. The unique curriculum offers five tracks of in-depth, interdisciplinary study in developmental psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology, allowing you to specialize in two areas of interest.

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.

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Graduate Programs

A graduate degree in psychology can lead to advanced career prospects. Our master’s programs combine focused coursework in psychology with applied experience, either through an internship or the completion of a research study and master’s thesis.

Explore the interactions between humans and machines and the science behind our behavior as you prepare for a career in ergonomics, cognition, perception, design, and more.

Learn More about Engineering Psychology Adv. Cert. 

Contribute meaningful work to multiple fields of psychology while you explore and apply scientific methods to human development, social interactions, and behavioral relationships in an experimental psychology master's degree targeted toward your career aspirations.

 

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The advanced certificate in school psychology is ideal for school practitioners who would like further professional development, or for individuals who would like to explore the dynamic field of school psychology.

Learn More about School Psychology Adv. Cert. 

In our school psychology master's degree you will work to minimize learning and behavioral difficulties while helping children and adolescents achieve academic and social success.

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