Psychology

The Psychology major will prepare students for beginning paraprofessional work or graduate study in Psychology leading to professional employment.  Psychology majors gain perspective on their own experiences, develop sympathetic understanding of others and learn ways to help people in need. A distinctive at Roberts is our commitment to integrate the Christian faith into our teaching, so that you can understand the fullness of God’s truth as it interfaces with Psychology.

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We offer three related master's degrees and a Psy.D. in Clinical/School Psychology.

What Will I Learn?

The B.A. Psychology degree program provides you with a broad background in Psychology. You will learn to do basic research and beginning level skills for helping people. Graduates will be able to do basic supportive counseling and behavior modification at Pre-Professional entry levels.

The B.S. Psychology degree program at Roberts Wesleyan places a much stronger emphasis on the scientific approach. The B.S. prepares you to eventually pursue a graduate education that is research-oriented and/ or linked to doctoral study.

Where Can It Take Me?

Internships

  • Rochester Mental Health
  • Byron-Bergen High School
  • Young Life
  • Hillside Children’s center
  • Mary Cariola Children’s Center
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Compeer Rochester
  • Mt. Hope Family Center
  • Rochester Refugee Resettlement
  • Young Mother’s Academy
  • St. Joseph’s Villa

Careers

  • Addictions Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Human Resources
  • Ministry
  • School Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • I/O Psychologist
  • Research
  • Occupational Therapy

Grad Schools

  • Syracuse University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • University at Buffalo
  • John Fisher College
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Albany
  • Upstate Medical Center
  • D’Youville College
  • LeMoyne College
  • Villanova University

Who Will I Meet?

Grace Turner, Psychology Major '20

"My experience in the psychology department at Roberts Wesleyan has confirmed the passion I have for helping others and my love for psychology. The tight-knit community and its professors have made me feel welcome while preparing me for my future career."

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Qingqing Xu, Psychology Major '20

"I spent a full and happy time in RWC, where I experienced the charm of the Liberal Arts and Sciences education model. Professors are guiding students to think and discuss instead of merely explaining knowledge. The experience at RWC also helped me to move on to the next stage of my life. I will remember and be grateful for this period of my life." Quingqing plans to continue her graduate studies in England.

Alumni Success

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Robert Beer '16

Private Practioner

Mindset First

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Sofia Moore'20

PsyD, School/Clinical Psychology

Roberts Wesleyan College

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Alexis Bauer'17

Youth Care Professional

Hillside Family of Agencies

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Ashellee Spears'15

Master of Social Work Program

Roberts Wesleyan College

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Corey Phillips'13

Clinical Ph.D Program

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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Krista Damann, Ph.D. '00

Neuropsychologist

Unity Hospital

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Brittanee Jaquish'15

Assistant Manager

Ontario Play & Cafe

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Abby Monroe'17

PsyD, School/Clinical Psychology

Roberts Wesleyan College

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Related Majors

Psy.D. Clinical/School Psychology - Earn your Doctorate in Psychology at Roberts. We prepare YOU to become an effective psychologist who can deliver evidence-based psychological services in a variety of settings.
School Counseling, M.S. - Our Masters in School Counseling program trains students to provide collaboration and leadership on behalf of children and families in public or private elementary, middle and high schools.
School Psychology, M.S. - Our Masters in School Psychology program prepares students to evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adolescents, in consultation with parents and teachers.
Social Work - Wondering how to become a Social Worker? The Social Work major at Roberts Wesleyan College helps students gain valuable interviewing skills along with in-field experience, en route to a Social Work degree.
Social Work, MSW - The MSW program has a vision to lead the advancement of integrating Christian faith with social work practice, scholarship, and service en route to an MSW degree.
Department of Psychology - 595-594-6034 - tanner_sharon@roberts.edu