The B.S. Psychology degree program at Roberts Wesleyan places a much stronger emphasis on the scientific approach to the discipline and is designed specifically for students who wish to eventually pursue graduate education that is research-oriented and/or linked to doctoral study (Psy.D., Ph.D.).
Students preparing for this advanced study must strive to obtain a GPA well above 3.0, be involved in original research, and perform successfully on standardized graduate school admission exams (GREs) to be considered for admission to these advanced programs.
While the B.S. program includes all of the coursework required for the B.A. degree, it also requires students to participate in all of the psychology laboratory course offerings as well as both research-based courses. This research/science focus will more fully prepare students for the rigors of graduate education, while also guaranteeing significant experience in research. Students are encouraged to participate in the Research Practicum course twice in order to increase their involvement in original research. Those graduates who go on for doctoral study in psychology will be prepared for professions in psychological research, college- level teaching and/or clinical practice.