About the program

Ranked as one of top 100 "great schools for psychology" by The Princeton Review, Roanoke College's psychology department focuses on this subject as a science. The small class size enables the department to offer top-notch training in research, analysis and other scientific skills that is often absent at large universities. Every psychology major, for example, learns firsthand how to conduct an experimental study. Many students go on to carry out independent research projects and present their findings at regional and national conferences. These experiences are invaluable for students to be accepted into graduate school. We also integrate career guidance into our classes in order to help our graduates succeed after college.

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    Psychology majors Urecki, Tripp and Gladfelter

    Psychology Department Poster Session

    Come and see what the Psychology Research Students have been doing this semester!

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    Date | Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM
    Location: Fintel Library


    The 2019 Commencement activities will begin on Friday late afternoon, May 3, with the Baccalaureate ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the Cregger Center Arena. This celebratory event is an important part of Commencement exercises and is an occasion for thanksgiving as our students complete their educational program.

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    Date | Time: Friday, May 03, 2019 | 4:30 PM
    Location: Cregger Center

    Student Awarded Project Funding from International Psychology Honors Society

    Psychology major, Kiah Coflin ’19, and Dr. Powell awarded funding for research project on romantic relationships from the International Psychology Honors Society.

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    Pearson receives Gilman award to study in Australia

    Vanessa Pearson ’21, the 11th Roanoke College student selected as a Gilman Scholar, will spend the Spring 2019 semester in Australia at James Cook University taking psychology, education and Australian history classes.

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    Roanoke College takes over public radio segment "The Academic Minute"

    Five Roanoke College professors have taken over the public radio segment "The Academic Minute" for the week of December 17th. The goal of the segment is to summarize findings from their research to include an “I didn’t know that” fact.

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    Busse awarded Fulbright to study in Denmark

    Kaitlin Busse '18 has received a Fulbright award to conduct research and study in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School. She is the twelfth Fulbright student recipient at Roanoke College. 

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