The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers a variety of bachelor’s degrees that afford 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, these degrees serve as excellent preparation for graduate school in a variety of disciplines.

Dr. Johnny Kirk ’04, NSU Department Chair, Psychology and Counseling

“After graduating from RSU, I began the Master’s of Human Relations program at OU. I was nervous coming from a small university, however, I was as or better prepared in the areas of content and critical thinking and substantially better prepared in the areas of APA writing and statistics. What RSU lacked in size and name recognition was overcome by the quality of instructions and mentorship due to the low professor-to-student ratio. My proficiency in research and statistics lead me to pursue a Ph.D. in Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics from OSU where my dissertation was an extension of my RSU Capstone project.”

Dr. Johnny Kirk