Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology provides an enriching learning experience for students interested in understanding human behavior.

The mission of the Department of Psychology is to educate students about the theories and research that guide the field of psychology, and to train them to use an empirical approach for understanding human behavior. The department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We strive to involve our students in our research whenever possible. Our interests are diverse and comprehensive and we are committed to examining human diversity issues.

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Faculty and Staff

The Department of Psychology consists of 14 full-time faculty, all of whom have Ph.D’s in psychology. They are directly involved with all aspects of educating our students.

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Degree Offerings

Our undergraduate psychology program prepares students to pursue graduate study in psychology and other fields, or to enter a number of careers, including human resources, management, marketing, education and mental health professions. Our Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling is designed for students who wish to provide mental health services in forensic or legal settings and our Master of Arts in Forensic & Legal Psychology is designed to prepare students for Ph.D. programs focused on research.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Research Information

The Department of Psychology encourages undergraduate research participation. Research participation provides a unique opportunity to become familiar with how research is conducted and give students experience to help bolster their resumes.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

The Department of Psychology is home to RWU's Psi Chi Honor Society chapter and the Psychology Club. Students get access to helpful resources and are able to work collaboratively with their peers on projects and initiatives.

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Graduate Practicum Placement Information

We help place students on-site at various forensic mental health programs or institutions throughout the state that match their professional interest.

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Newsletters and Brochures

Our Newsletters and Brochures offer information, resources, and advice on programs and opportunities available for Roger Williams psychology students.

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Helpful Links for Undergraduates and Graduates

We invite undergraduate students to take advantage of our resources and learn more about careers or research opportunities in psychology.

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