Psychology B.S.

Main content

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.

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 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 -