Why Study Psychology?

The Psychology Department at Radford University represents the many faces of psychologyOur undergraduate courses encompass both social and natural science approaches, providing a solid grounding and broad overview of the discipline. Our graduate programs include concentrations in experimental, clinical, and industrial-organizational psychology and separate programs in school psychology and counseling psychology.

Our department is home to about 550 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students with a variety of different interests, aspirations and career goals. We strive to provide opportunities to explore these many possibilities.

Psychology faculty members often invite students to partner with them in research projects.  Students may also have the chance for a supervised internship.

Consider these key features of this program:

  • Undergraduate courses encompass both social and natural science approaches, providing a solid grounding and broad overview of the discipline.
  • Graduate programs includes concentrations in experimental, clinical-counseling, industrial-organizational psychology, school psychology, and counseling psychology.
  • 400 undergraduate majors, 90 graduate students.
  • The Radford University Center for Gender Studies promotes research that provides women and men with knowledge and experience to facilitate intelligent and informed choice and communication regarding gender issues.
  • The Psychology Department Testing lab may be utilized by Psychology majors.  The primary purpose of the Testing Lab is to serve Psychology Department faculty in the clinical training of graduate psychology students regarding psychological assessment and intervention service delivery to individuals across the lifespan. 
  • Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology and is open to graduate and undergraduate psychology majors. The RU Psychology Club is open to all students.

Career Options

Graduate of the psychology program at Radford University will find career opportunities in a variety of areas, some of these may require additional education. Typical psychology careers may include:

  • Human Services. Graduates work as members of therapeutic teams, mental health, therapy aids, probation officers, human service assistants, social workers and counselors.
  • Teaching. Our graduates, after additional training, teach in colleges and universities, high schools, public agencies and grant funded research organizations.
  • Scientists. Our undergraduate students continue on to graduate school to become clinical psychologists, cognitive psychologists, consumer psychologists, forensic psychologists, developmental psychologists, just to name a few.
  • Therapists. Our graduates become life coaches, music therapists, sports therapists, physical therapists and transpersonal therapists.
  • Business. Graduates are able to work in retail, marketing, management, human resources and personnel training.

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