Program Overview

DEGREE TYPE
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
DEPARTMENT
Psychology
Department Chair Name
Cinnamon Stetler
DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT
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?

Our program 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.

Psychology courses: What will you study?

Sample courses include:

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  • 30
    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

Your academic advisor will help you explore your passions, define your interests and achieve your goals. You’ll tap into a widespread network of community and alumni mentors to help you on your individual educational path – and to the opportunities at the end of it. Furman’s dedicated psychology faculty are award winning teachers and mentors who are committed to involving students in high quality research in our labs. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.

Kerstin Blomquist

Associate 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

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Professor of Psychology

Adam Putnam

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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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