Psychology is one of the most rapidly developing and promising sciences of the 21st century. The profession of a psychologist is popular and in demand in all countries of the world. Modern psychologists can help anyone in solving difficult life situations, in choosing a profession, in settling conflicts in the family, at school or at work, in interpersonal or intergroup relations. Psychologists are indispensable both in emergency situations, and in the work of any company, organization, in the field of education, science, mass communications, politics and economics.
The advantage of studying psychology in the RUDN is a unique opportunity to use the educational resources of the largest multinational classical university and to get acquainted with the psychological characteristics of representatives of more than 140 countries of the world in practice. The high quality of psychological education in RUDN is confirmed by the fact that it was RUDN that was the first Russian university to obtain the right to open the branch of the International Psychological Society of Honor PSI CHI, which became the first not only in Russia, but also in continental Europe.
The bachelor's program is aimed at studying the latest achievements of Russian and world psychology, mastering modern methods of psychodiagnostics, psychocorrection, professional selection, psychological counseling, and psychological research.
General Psychology, Age and Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Pedagogical Psychology, Personality Psychology, Mathematical Methods in Psychology, Experimental Psychology, History of Psychology, Ethnopsychology and others.
About 25% of the disciplines under study are available at the student's choice, including: a hands-on course on intercultural communication, family counseling, self-regulation of emotional states, innovative statistical methods in psychology, psychological correction of child-parent relations, methods of psychological research, and others.
Classes are held in multimedia classrooms and computer classes. Active and interactive forms of teaching – discussions, debates, discussion of cases from practice, work in mini-groups, preparation and defense of projects – are widely used. Master classes of leading psychologists-practitioners are regularly organized for students to get acquainted with the advanced methods of individual and group psychological work.
The leading professors of the bachelor's program are members of 10 international and professional Associations, within the framework of which they cooperate with a large number of foreign scientists and practitioners.
The subjects of course and final qualification projects of students are connected with the most topical psychological researches of problems of development and self-realization of the individual, his or her abilities, creativity, etc.; the psychological health and well-being of the individual; specificity of the modern functioning of the individual in cyberspace; socially significant problems associated with the political and economic instability of modern society – intercultural communication, conflict prevention and extremism, tensions in society, etc.
From the first year, students undergo practical training on the basis of schools, psychological centers, which enables them to apply the knowledge gained and the development of new practical skills.
About 30% of the bachelor's program graduated graduates continue their studies in master programs of Russian and foreign universities. More than 60% of the bachelor's program graduates work in their specialty in employment agencies, consulting and training centers; centers of social support of the population; at schools and universities; in the psychological service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations; in the field of public relations, mass communication, advertising and business, etc. As a rule, international graduates work in educational institutions, ministries, and in business in their home countries.