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Department of Psychology Undergraduate Program

Welcome to the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Program! The Psychology Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology. Each degree option exposes students to a range of specialized areas in the field and provides a foundation of core knowledge about human behavior. While both BA and BS programs prepare students for professional careers in psychology, the BS degree requires additional credits in the natural sciences and mathematics, more of a focus on research and statistics, and an area of specialization to more adequately prepare students for graduate school.

  • Undergraduate Program: BA
  • Undergraduate Program: BS
  • Two Degree Options in Psychology: BA and BS Comparison
  • Admission: Visit the admissions page to learn more about URI and how to apply to the Psychology program!

    Department of Psychology in the News!

    Congratulations to our newest members of the URI chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology! The Psi Chi induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 16th at 5pm in the Galanti Lounge of the URI library, Kingston campus. Please bring your family and friends to share your achievements!

    Department of Psychology Career Workshops featured in recent news release: Read more here! Special thanks to Professor Su Boatright and Clinical Psychology graduate student Uchenna Eneh for helping to coordinate these fantastic workshops!

    Psychology Recruitment Welcome Day Fall 2012!


    Mike Ricci, Psi Chi and Psychology Club President, speaking with prospective students about the major.

    New Department Spotlights!

    Elizabeth-Ann Viscione, Psychology Undergraduate


    Elizabeth-Ann is a sophomore Psychology major and Italian minor. She has been involved in the field of mental health since the age of 14 by working as an administrative and research assistant at The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss in Warwick, RI. She also recently completed a clinical internship at South County Child and Family Consultants in Wakefield, RI.Click here to read more about Elizabeth-Ann!

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    Interested in graduate school for Psychology? Get matched with a graduate student mentor! Email to learn more!