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Your Future Career In Psychology Starts Here.

Do you want to better understand human behavior? Begin your future in psychology by earning your bachelor’s degree. This major will prepare you for entry-level work or graduate studies. Pick a specialized track in clinical, school, forensic, or industrial organizational psychology, or research. You’ll have a wide variety of internship opportunities to choose from. Our program uniquely integrates Christian faith throughout your studies.

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At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Eligible students can complete their B.A. in Psychology in just 3 years!

Advance your career with opportunities to continue with a master’s degree in School Psychology, Social Work, or a doctoral degree in Clinical/School Psychology.


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Emily Purcell ‘23 (Psychology) has accepted a full tuition scholarship to Regent University’s Clinical Psychology program.

She said, “Roberts’ curriculum and professors encouraged me to learn more about myself, my faith, and my education. The Christian curriculum helped me discover my dreams and how to apply my faith to a secular career.”

What Will I Learn

The B.A. Psychology degree program provides you with a broad background in Psychology. This program provides the flexibility to take on a double major or to transfer credits from another institution.

You will:
  • Gain exposure to conducting basic psychological research
  • Focus on your area of interest, such as counseling or forensic psychology
  • Graduate ready to immediately start your career or graduate studies

The B.S. Psychology degree program includes all of the courses in the B.A. and expands your studies to prepare you for doctoral education.

You will:
  • Complete your own individual research project
  • Be exposed to a deeper and wider range of topics in psychology
  • Develop your leadership skills and find your community

Both degree programs will prepare you for your future career through an internship and a dedicated career development class.

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Career Outlook


  • Rochester Mental Health
  • Byron-Bergen High School
  • Young Life
  • Hillside Children’s Center
  • Mary Cariole Children’s Center
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Compeer Rochester
  • Mt. Hope Family Center
  • Rochester Refugee Resettlement
  • Villa of Hope


  • School Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Addictions Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Teacher/Educational Administrator
  • Professor
  • Human Resources
  • Ministry

Grad Schools

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Regent University
  • Syracuse University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • New York University
  • University of Rochester
  • University at Buffalo
  • Brockport State University
  • Niagara University
  • St. John Fisher University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Albany
  • Upstate Medical Center
  • D’Youville College
  • LeMoyne College
  • Villanova University
  • Villanova University

Frequently Asked Questions

Psychology is the scientific study of human thoughts and behaviors.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviors by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.”

Research and experiments drive much of the field of psychology and its findings. Psychology is also largely associated with mental health care efforts and counseling.

To become a psychologist, you first need to start by obtaining your bachelor's degree. Aspiring psychologists usually get this in Psychology, but some may major in fields like sociology while taking elective courses in the psychology field.

After getting your bachelors degree, you’ll most likely need a graduate degree, a requirement to become a licensed psychologist. You could choose to go through a master’s or doctorate program.

Additionally, gaining experience in the field of psychology and working with patients is helpful to the end goal of becoming a psychologist. You could complete an internship or research assistant position or even get an entry level position in the field you’re interested in.

Following this, you’ll have to obtain the correct licensure to practice as a psychologist in your state. This comes with specific requirements, which differ state to state.

The most obvious career path to pursue with a psychology degree is becoming a psychologist, which could include:

  • School Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

Although the primary career path would be to become a psychologist, that’s not the only option for you. With a psychology degree, you could also work in:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Social Work

According to the US Bureau of Labor, the median annual wage for those with a bachelor’s degree in psychology was $50,000 in 2019.

For psychologists, this number was $81,040 in 2021, though it’s noted that they must have a master’s or doctoral degree.

Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, level, field, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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