Program Overview

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Department Chair Name
Erin Hahn
Alise Brown

What is a psychology degree?

To major in psychology is to deeply examine the science of mental processes and behavior. A degree in psychology involves taking classes in research methods and statistics, as well as coursework in core areas of the discipline (e.g., biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognition, development, health psychology, learning and social psychology).

Why study psychology at Furman?

Furman has one of the strongest undergraduate psychology programs in the country. Our curriculum offers the opportunity to survey the breadth of the discipline while also giving students a chance to look more deeply into areas of special interest to them. Dedicated professors who are also active scholars, small classes, well-equipped research facilities and Furman’s commitment to a liberal arts and sciences approach to learning are hallmarks of the program. With a degree from Furman, you’ll have the knowledge and hands-on experience to excel in graduate school or the job market.

How will you learn?

The psychology major program at Furman combines exceptional classroom instruction with hands-on learning opportunities. Nearly all of our majors complete at least one engaged learning experience, including undergraduate research, internship or study away. Small class sizes give students increased access to professors who are among the best in their fields. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.

What classes do psychology majors take?

Example Courses:

  • 39
    graduating seniors in the department each year
  • 100%
    majors who participate in research or internships
  • No. 6
    rank of Furman among National Liberal Arts Colleges in the Southeast, according to U.S. News and World Report

What our students say

“I chose to major in psychology because it was the major that challenged me the most. As a hospital chaplain, I use my studies every day to connect emotionally with patients, make sense of their diagnoses and help people find purpose and meaning. Having a better understanding of human behavior and mental processes also helps me to be a better human as I navigate my own pressure points while caring for others.”
– Hillary Taylor ’12

Our faculty

Grace Binion

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Kerstin Blomquist

Associate Professor of Psychology

Amanda Burkholder

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Veronica Flores

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Erin Hahn

Professor, Department Chair of Psychology

Nader Hakim

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Michelle Horhota

Associate Dean for Mentoring and Advising; Professor of Psychology

Beth Pontari

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Professor of Psychology

Adam Putnam

Associate Professor

Onarae Rice

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Department Chair Neuroscience

Cinnamon Stetler

Professor of Psychology

Erin Wamsley

Associate Professor of Psychology
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Psychology Major F.A.Q.