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Explore psychology as a social and a natural science

Undergraduate Program

Integrate education, training, and research

Graduate Program

Consider real-world applications of psychology

Our Research

Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in psychology as a social science or natural science.

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Graduate Studies

We offer three graduate training programs that lead to a PhD.

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Research

Our department’s research coalesces in four signature areas.

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Academic Spotlight

Summer Psychology Courses

Each year we offer summer courses that run on two sessions of varying duration: either four or six weeks. The summer session is a great time for undergraduate students to get ahead on academic work by taking psychology coursework needed to fulfill their degree requirements. See our summer 2020 course listings for more information.

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Research Spotlight

‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

While social distancing is key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, people can combat the isolation with technology, say two Rochester psychologists.

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8clusters in psychology

Our psychology clusters satisfy the divisional requirement in social sciences.

Collaborations

We maintain strong ties with biological and social disciplines across the University, including ones in the Medical Center, Mt. Hope Family Center, Warner School of Education, and Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Why PSY?

Our students study psychology as both a natural science and social science. Because of our program’s breadth and depth, they are able to tailor their education for postgraduate studies and careers in psychology, medicine, social work, law, education, and more.



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The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences also offers PhD training in cognition, perception, neuroscience, and cognitive development.