Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in psychology as a social science or natural science.
We offer three graduate training programs that lead to a PhD.
Our department’s research coalesces in four signature areas.
Department of Psychology Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our department strives to cultivate a climate where everyone feels respected, valued, and included. Different perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas are critically important for advancing knowledge and making our department and psychological science ever better.
Summer 2022 Psychology Courses
We are excited to offer a wide range of psychology courses this summer! Summer courses are open to both University of Rochester students as well as students from other universities.Learn More
Who fared better during Covid: those living with or without family?
A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and coauthored by Rochester’s Bonne Le, showed that people who lived with family during COVID-19 had better mental health outcomes than people living alone.Continue Reading
Our psychology clusters satisfy the divisional requirement in social sciences.
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.
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.