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Accelerated Psychology Honors Program

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Honors Psychology Accelerated Program
Earn your BS in Psychology in
3 years
Complete your graduate degree in an
additional 1 to 3 years

Take your education to the next level and earn two degrees in less time

Students who are passionate about psychology and have a strong academic record are ideal candidates for our new Accelerated Psychology Honors Program, which allows students to earn a BS in Psychology and a master’s degree in the Saint Rose program of their choosing at an accelerated pace.

The undergraduate experience

Through this program, you’ll complete your BS in Psychology in just three years, and while doing so you’ll receive the added benefits of:

  • Taking honors sections of the core courses within your major.
  • Participating in special College and community service activities.
  • Being mentored by a dedicated honors psychology faculty advisor throughout the program.
  • Having your College transcript say Psychology Honors and getting special honors cords as part of your commencement regalia.

Bonus! Our psychology program is unique in that students can choose to concentrate in the area of psychology that interests them most: school psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, health psychology, human development, industrial and organizational psychology, behavioral neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, social/personality psychology, and the William J. Hagan Honors Concentration.

The graduate experience

At the start of your third year, you will apply to one of eight graduate programs at The College of Saint Rose.

If accepted, you’ll progress through those programs at an accelerated pace, saving at least a full year of time and tuition costs. That means you’ll earn your bachelor’s degree in three years and then earn one of the following:

Time to completion will vary by program:

Program Requirements

To qualify for admission, students must have:

  • An overall high school GPA of 92% or higher
  • A high school GPA in science and math courses of 90% or higher

To maintain status in the program once enrolled, students must maintain:

  • A GPA of 3.2 overall
  • A GPA within their major of 3.4

By the numbers

9% to 22%
range of projected job growth for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors, social workers, speech pathologists, and school psychologists and counselors
How much more the starting salaries are for those with master’s degrees vs. only bachelor’s degrees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers
student-to-faculty ratio
of first-year students receive financial aid

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We’d love to talk to you about this opportunity.

Undergraduate Admissions

Robert W. Flint Jr., Ph.D.

Chair of the departments of Psychology and Criminal Justice

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