Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies

80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 – 401.277.5000

B.A. in Psychology

Dr. Paul Florin
Program Coordinator for the Providence Campus

Dr. Andrew Wrobel
Psychology Program Advisor for the Providence Campus

Welcome to the URI Providence Campus Psychology Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is designed to provide students with a better understanding of human behavior and an enhanced awareness of themselves and society, the skills necessary for analyzing and evaluating information and data, and obtaining practical career-related and hands-on research experience.

The advantages of a Psychology degree at one of the best undergraduate Psychology schools

The Providence Psychology program is an integral part of the URI Psychology Department, which also offers nationally recognized graduate programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, and behavioral science. Our instructors are URI professors and selected psychologists from the community who are actively engaged in research, the mental health professions and service, including nationally recognized scholars, teachers, and mentors. We also maintain close ties to centers and agencies throughout Rhode Island, which will provide you with internships for hands-on experiences.

Previous work and/ or community experience may enable students to earn experiential learning credits that are applicable toward meeting degree requirements. Students may receive credit for:

  • Military service
  • Employer training programs
  • Credit through examination *
  • Credit for prior learning **

* The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) which measures knowledge, gained through work, independent study or other means.

** Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) tests for documented college-level learning acquired outside of a classroom

Ask your Psychology program representative for more information.

The Psychology degree curriculum at a glance

Students can choose from two certificate options:

  1. Applied Behavioral Psychology Certificate ProgramThe URI Certificate Program in Applied Behavioral Psychology is a five-course sequence designed to provide training and experience in the use of behavioral approaches with children, adolescents, and adults in educational and mental health settings. The program emphasizes psychological research findings and practical applications of these approaches.Learn more about this certification here.
  2. Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling: Certificate Program for Counselors of Substance Troubled PeopleThis is a five-course sequence designed for counselors, administrators, students and paraprofessionals interested in working with substance-troubled persons, or in chemical dependency-related services. The program emphasizes the psychological research findings and practical applications for intervention techniques with alcohol, other drug, and polydrug abusers, and is suited for training or upgrading of program staff.Learn more about this certification here.

Scholarships and other assistance and services

  • As one of the few Continuing Education colleges offering endowed scholarships, financial assistance covering books and tuition are available for matriculated adult BIS students. To learn more about the scholarships available click here
  • Free parking with shuttle buses to campus, along with good access to public transportation, makes getting to class easier.
  • All classes are held in one building, and are offered days, evenings, and online, offering more flexibility for student schedules.
  • Preschool is also available for children of student parents.

Interested students can fill this form or call the campus at 401.277.5160 to discuss available options with a Psychology program representative.

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