The Department of Psychology at Salve Regina provides a
solid foundation in the principles of human behavior. Through coursework and
fieldwork, students expand their knowledge of human behavior and mental
processes and develop their abilities to think clearly and critically.
Because of the intimate nature of our department and the
accessibility of our dedicated faculty, we take a student-centered approach to
instruction and provide unique opportunities for undergraduates to conduct
independent research with professors. Students not only learn about the
research process firsthand, they often present their results before
professional psychology audiences regionally and nationally.
Through involvement in our extracurricular activities -
the Psychology Club and Psi Chi, our national honor society chapter - students
welcome guest speakers, gain valuable career advice and participate in
psychology-related community service projects.
Our graduates possess the research and statistical skills
and the insight into human behavior sought after by employers in virtually any
profession. Majors have gone on to prestigious graduate schools as well as
fulfilling careers in such fields as mental health, human services, education,
business and sales.
Under our newest program, undergraduates who
take a required set of classes and perform 1,000 hours of supervised
independent fieldwork may sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior
Analysts exam upon graduation.