The Randolph College psychology program continues a long tradition of laboratory-based psychological study emphasizing research design, the interpretation of data, and practical application.
Courses are offered in a wide range of areas, including psychological disorders, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, personality, developmental, environmental, biological, testing and measurements, health psychology, psychology of gender, evolutionary psychology, social psychology, and the history of psychology.
Our students learn by doing. Randolph psychology students are active in professional level research projects with their faculty mentors. The Summer Research Program and the Symposium of Artists and Scholars provide showcases for many of those students’ research projects.
Each year all Randolph Psychology seniors present the results of their self-designed research projects at a regional conference. They have been among the top award winners at the annual meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association.
In addition to this research requirement, the College offers a wide variety of opportunities for experiential learning in applied settings.