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Ranked as one of the top 100 "great schools for psychology" by The Princeton Review, the psychology department at Roanoke College is a friendly community that welcomes diverse people and diverse voices. We focus on psychology as a science so that students think critically about how and why people think and behave the way they do - skills and knowledge that apply to whatever jobs students do after graduation. Our small class sizes enable us to offer top-notch training in research, analysis, and other scientific skills that are often absent at large universities. Every psychology major learns firsthand how to conduct an empirical study. Many students go on to carry out independent research projects and present their findings at regional and national conferences. Each of our students engages in career exploration and preparation through one-on-one advising as well as inside of the classroom. Our goal is to help prepare our students for meaningful lives and careers of purpose.

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    Psychology majors Urecki, Tripp and Gladfelter

    Elderscholar Program

    The Elderscholar Program is in its 37th year of offering lectures for adults 55 and older. The program features Roanoke College faculty and guests speaking on areas of their expertise. This fall, the program will be both in-person and virtual. Participants can choose to attend the live lecture with lunch afterwards, or watch live with Zoom from the safety and comfort of their home.  Registration is required. 

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    Date | Time: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM
    Location: Live: Colket Center Ballroom & Virtual: Zoom Webinar

    Psychology offers students opportunity to research, explore range of topics

    Research is central to the student experience in Roanoke College's psychology department.

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    Claire Kirchoff ‘17 will teach English in a rural community.