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

    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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    Guarino named Roanoke’s sixth Fulbright for 2017

    Abbe Guarino, a psychology and Spanish major who graduated in May, recently learned she received a Fulbright award to teach English in Brazil.

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