Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior through the science of the mind and body with attention to the realities of the heart. Psychology is a popular college degree for those wanting to affect the lives of others in a diverse world. The RMUís BS in Psychology prepares students for careers in a variety of mental health fields, human resources, business, or for application to a variety of graduate programs that require scientific knowledge, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal dexterity. The role of psychology in our lives and in the workplace can be enhanced with additional certification or licensure in specialty areas.


The field of psychology requires students to balance understanding of the emotional side of the discipline, including sociocultural factors of relationships, with data analysis and research methodologies. Students will take courses in foundational psychology, the basis of behavior, and scientific and quantitative literacy in addition to a field experiences, psychology electives, and a general education and career management core. Our psychology degree is a pre-professional program built on scientific theory applied to the needs of people. The B.S. in Psychology at Robert Morris University will:

  • Develop studentsí understanding of the complexities of human behavior and thought with recognition of the factors that relate to individual differences among people.
  • Develop studentsí critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills in relation to the underlying principles of the scientific method in psychology.
  • Equip students to embrace and utilize the major theoretical approaches in psychology to reality-based educational, emotional, ethical, motivational, organizational, personal, and social issues.
  • Develop studentsí appreciation for individual differences among people and demonstrate an understanding of the influence of culture and diversity.

Please view the Psychology course list for details on the curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level Careers

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Psychiatric Technicians & Aides
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Social Work Case Manager
  • Health Educator and Community Health Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselors*
  • Social and Human Service Coordinator

Mid-level Careers

  • Educational Advisor
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Director of Training & Development
  • Employee Relations or Labor Relations
  • Family Care or Adoption Specialist (ICPC)*

  • Advanced Degree Careers

  • Clinical Counseling*
  • School Psychologist*
  • Mental Health Counselors*
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)*
  • Marriage & Family Counseling (LPC)*


* Indicates that additional certification or license may be required for position

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.