Why Choose Saint Rose for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology?
The Department of Psychology at Saint Rose houses the very popular undergraduate B.S. programs in both Psychology and Forensic Psychology. While graduate training is required to practice in most areas of Psychology, our undergraduate program, with 52 required course credits, provides greater breadth and depth in students’ educational training than most other undergraduate programs, and makes our students more competitive candidates for graduate school. Enhancing student preparation even further, Bachelor of Science in Psychology students may choose optional concentrations within the Psychology major that provide specialized training in different areas. Our undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree also has a very distinctive research component, requiring students to design and conduct at least one independent research project on a topic of their choice, with opportunities to complete many more through Directed Research with faculty, Research Honors projects, and their senior capstone course.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics reports very high job growth (19% average) in Psychology with some of the highest rates in areas such as Clinical, Counseling, Forensic, School, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology through at least 2024. The American Psychological Association has reported that the fastest growing areas of Psychology are Clinical Neuropsychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Geropsychology, and the World Health Organization has stated that the worldwide shortage of Psychologists may represent a global health problem.
In addition to these undergraduate programs, our Department has two specialized accelerated dual degree programs. We offer a 3+1 program combining a 3 year B.S. in Psychology (including a Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology) with a 1 year Masters in Business Administration, and we offer a 3+2 program combining a 3 year B.S. in Psychology (including a Concentration in Clinical/Counseling Psychology) with a 2 year M.S.Ed. in Counseling, which qualifies graduates to take the licensing exam to become a licensed Mental Health Counselor.