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Psychology Program Overview

The psychology program at the University of Providence prepares students for life-long learning and advanced study in psychology by following the American Psychological Association Guidelines for Undergraduate Psychology Major programs.

The core psychology classes in the major introduce the wide variety of topics in the field. Concentrations within the major allow students to focus their study in a particular area of interest: helping skills, social services, forensic psychology, or physiological psychology.

The psychology program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal education for living and making a living with the perspective, tools, and skills from the field of psychology. By completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Providence students are prepared for positions in the mental health, welfare, legal, and corrections fields, and for entrance into graduate programs in psychology, counseling, law, business administration, and the healthcare fields.

This program is also delivered online and can be completed in four years, with no necessary travel.



Program Faculty

Ross DeForrest, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email ross.deforrest@uprovidence.edu

Michelle Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email michelle.hill@uprovidence.edu

Robert Packer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Email robert.packer@uprovidence.edu

Heidi Peterson, M.S

Instructor of Psychology

Contact Information


Email admissions@uprovidence.edu