Students wishing to study Psychology at Roberts Wesleyan can elect to earn either a B.A. degree or a B.S. degree. Students also have the opportunity for “hands on” experience in an Internship (Field Work) and/or in a Research Practicum. Students who elect to take Research Practicum typically become co-authors on at least one research project that will be presented professionally (at a conference or as a journal article). In addition, we offer a course in Advanced Counseling that allows undergraduate students the unique opportunity to provide peer counseling under the supervision of a clinical psychologist. The B.S. and B.A. degrees both provide preparation for entry level paraprofessional employment or for eventual graduate education. The B.S. degree is recommended for students seriously interested in eventually pursuing an advanced doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D.).
At Roberts Wesleyan College, Psychology majors frequently choose a second major or minor to enhance their job prospects, gain acceptance into graduate school, or broaden their education in high interest areas such as art, music, Christian ministries, and criminal justice. A key distinctive of this program is the strong emphasis on the integration of psychology and Christian theology.
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