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. 

Program Highlights


with the B.A. in Psychology 3 year program


Participate in field work/internships locally or nationally. 


Within 1-3 years, 50% of students are in master's or doctorate programs.


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

B.S. & B.A. Program Credits: 124

Major Credits:
B.A. 34 minimum
B.S. 51 minimum

Plenty of room for a minor or perhaps a second major

Standard Completion Time
B.A. Three Year Program
B.A. Four Year Program
B.S. Four Year Program

Middle States

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.

The psychology major has 5 track options that can enhance your career path and give you marketable skills for the future:
  • Clinical/Counseling Psychology 
  • School Psychology/School Counseling
  • Research/Social Psychology/Developmental Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology

Where Can It Take Me?


  • 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


  • 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

Alumni Success

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Robert Beer '16

Private Practioner

Mindset First

Sofia Moore

Sofia Falco (Moore) '13

PsyD, School/Clinical Psychology

Roberts Wesleyan College


Alexis Bauer

Alexis Bauer'17

Youth Care Professional

Hillside Family of Agencies



Ashellee Spears'15

Master of Social Work Program

Roberts Wesleyan College



Corey Phillips'13

Clinical Ph.D Program

University of Nevada-Las Vegas



Krista Damann, Ph.D. '00


Unity Hospital 


Brittanee Jaquish'15

Assistant Manager

Ontario Play & Cafe

Abby Monroe

Abby Monroe'17

PsyD, School/Clinical Psychology

Roberts Wesleyan College


Who Will I Meet?


Dr. Rod Bassett, Professor of Psychology 

Dr. Rod Bassett recently returned from (CAPS) Christian Association for Psychological Studies International in Los Angeles, CA and presented on 4 different research projects that were conducted with Roberts Psychology students: Becoming a Good Neighbor, Considering Sexuality through the Sexual Lenses Scale, Considering the Impact of Grace Salience in the Dictator Game, and Is All Grace The Same. We are so fortunate to have Dr. Bassett among our Psychology Department faculty, as he is a respected researcher who is well published, including research that he has conducted with undergraduate and graduate psychology students.


Nicole Puglisi, Psychology Major '16

"At Roberts we are blessed with the most incredible psychology professors a group of students could ask for. Not only are they all incredibly brilliant, but they care for their students immensely, show the love of Jesus Christ in all they do, and provide support for their students in whatever ways they can. It is an absolute privilege to learn from them!"




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