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Program Description

The Department of Psychology enrolls approximately 500 undergraduate majors. We offer a bachelor of science degree and emphasize the scientific nature of psychology. Our 13 full-time faculty have expertise in a wide variety of areas including experimental, social, developmental, cognitive, biological, school, and clinical psychology. Our faculty are excellent teachers and active researchers in the field, presenting at conferences, contributing to articles and books to the research literature, and sharing their findings and expertise with the media.

Through our research methods sequence of courses, students gain extensive knowledge and experience by designing and conducting research. Students are encouraged to present findings at local, regional, and national conferences and pursue journal article publications with faculty mentors. Motivated majors may find additional opportunities to join faculty research labs as research assistants. Students may also choose to participate in internships with mental health facilities, counseling centers, community organizations, government agencies, and businesses. Research and internship experiences enhance student career prospects for employment and graduate education. 


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Contact Us

Brittain Hall 231

Amy Haggard
Administrative Specialist

Terry Pettijohn II, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor of Psychology


Mailing Address
Department of Psychology
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC  29528-6054

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