Department of Psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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students observing a counseling sessionPsychology is the study of the human mind and behavior, which means that it’s all around us, all the time. So while there are plenty of exciting careers in psychology that you might want to explore, studying the subject can help you in whatever profession you choose. Here at URI we make it easy for you to combine majors, minors, and coursework in a way that suits your unique interests and goals.

As a psychology student here, whether undergraduate or graduate, you’ll be part of a supportive community of faculty and students that will help to guide you every step of the way.

Why Psychology at URI?


We’re all about making our students feel connected and supported. For starters, you’ll have the option to live in a first-year Living and Learning Community with other psychology majors. We’ve also got an active Psychology Club and Psi Chi Honor Society. And our Multicultural Task Force promotes efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive community.


As a psychology major here, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in lots of exciting field experience and internship placements. This not only includes interning with local hospitals, but you can also work alongside our world-class faculty in on-site facilities such as the Psychological Consultation Center and Cancer Research Prevention Center.


We offer both a B.A. and a B.S. degree, giving you flexibility to choose the best fit for you, and take courses related to your interests. We also make it easy for you to do cross-disciplinary work in areas such as Biological Science, Criminology, Health Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Thanatology, and more.

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