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Student Experiences

As a psychology major, you will develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, and oral and written commination skills through our course offerings and opportunities for discovery-based learning outside of the classroom. Our curriculum begins with a broad overview, giving you an understanding of the core content areas of psychology and the methods and statistics used by psychologists. Beyond those survey courses, you will be required to take a senior level seminar in which you will study a specific topic in-depth. You can also receive course credit for conducting independent research or completing an off-campus internship. Whatever your career goals may be, the skills and experiences you gain through our program will be indispensable in graduate school or in your future career.

Psychology Department Award Winners

Congratulations to the Psychology Department Award Winners!

Brewer Award: Sydney Kittrell
Allport Award: Abby Mathai & Nicole Greenfield
Burts Award: Kate Montgomery & Ashton Maguire
Prevost Award: Austin Green

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Research & Internship

Through our nationally awarded research and internship programs you will integrate immersive experiences and classroom learning while diving deep into any discipline.

Research & Internship opportunities

Global Experience

We offer programs in more than 30 countries, shaping and informing active citizens of the world through exposure to a wide variety of cultures, experiences and ideas.

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Mentoring & Advising

Students have access to a community of advisors and mentors who will answer and ask questions, and help guide them along their path.

Mentoring & Advising

Student Organizations

We offer several student organizations, such as Furman's Psychology Club, the Collaborative Neuroscience Society, and Psi Chi .

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The Psychology Department hosts a number of events throughout the year, ranging from informational sessions about applying to graduate school or internships, to events that bring in guests from the community.

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