• Carrigan Veach and Dr. Sonya Munsell
    RSU’s Munsell, Veach Serve as Panelists on Eating Disorders Discussions

Why Choose Psychology and Sociology at RSU?

Psychology and sociology studies help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Graduates go on to work in fields that address both the individual and societal factors that impact community wellness.

Students have the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree in community counseling or in social science. The social science degree allows students to specialize in psychology, sociology or environmental studies.

What can you do with a degree in psychology or sociology?

A degree in psychology or sociology affords many opportunities for study in applied settings. Students earning these degrees will be prepared to serve in such areas as:

  • therapeutic services
  • health and medical services
  • human resources
  • social services
  • counseling
  • retail management
  • recreational services

Additionally, degrees in psychology and sociology serve as excellent preparation for graduate school in a variety of disciplines.

Fast Facts

  • Capstone students have the opportunity to conduct graduate-level research and present their findings at professional conferences in the region.
  • Mental Wealth Day, an annual event to promote personal and community wellness, is organized each year by the department’s Psi Chi and the Social Justice League student organizations. The event is the largest student-led event held on campus.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a live archaeological excavation during the summer. Findings are analyzed and catalogued throughout the year.
  • RSU has partnered with Cameron University to allow RSU students to transition from RSU’s Associate in Arts in Elementary Education to Cameron’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education without changing campuses.

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Adriann Annan ’17, B.S. Social Sciences: Sociology

“I work for Hilti North America training to be a level 2 account manager and should be moving to the east coast within 10 months. Hilti recruited me through LinkedIn and said they were interested in me based on my skills and the way I presented myself online. Developing my LinkedIn profile was a required assignment during Internship II. In a way, Professor Mackey is responsible for helping me jump into a career before I graduated! Hilti has an inclusive and diverse environment and their service to the community is amazing. I’m thrilled with my decision to join their team!”

Adriann Annan