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Psychology

Why Psychology at Southern?

The psychology program provides a solid pre-professional foundation in the study of the human mind and behavior from a Biblical framework.

The broad offering of emphases allows students to pursue health-related professions as well as future careers as therapists and counselors. A solid knowledge of human relationships in organizational settings also benefits graduates who work in business settings.

Study under passionate professors competent in their fields and learn about psychology from a Biblical worldview.

Become effective as a caring person, an informed and passionate learner, a scientific thinker, and a committed pre-professional.

Choose a Psychology Practicum with a minimum of 100 hours at an agency providing psychological services.

Develop an independent research proposal, conduct research, analyze results, and present findings under the supervision of dedicated faculty.

Attend annual psychological conferences, such as the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA). Take advantage of scholarly opportunities with potential for membership in the International Honor Society of Psychology (Psi Chi).

Beyond the Classroom

Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.

Psychology Practicum

Psychology majors spend 100 hours or more applying what they learn in the service of local agencies and organizations. For example, a few of the places our students have served include Addiction Treatment Centers, Alzheimer Care Centers, Counseling Treatment Centers, Hospice Centers, Juvenile Detention Centers and more.

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Attend the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA)

Psychology majors often attend professional conferences like the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) where they can hear cutting-edge keynote speeches from experts and interact with professionals currently in the field.

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Psychology Club

Any student interested in Psychology can join the "Psych Club" as it's known on Campus, but Psychology majors usually form the core of the group. The club is committed to promoting knowledge and the appreciation of psychology to students through social and educational activities and service projects.

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Psi Chi at Southern

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, has a local chapter on Southern’s campus that encourages research, leadership, and creativity for those meeting specific scholastic requirements in Psychology. Highlights include the fall Psychology Symposium and the spring, annual induction service.

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Alumni Voices

Valencia Stonewall and Daniel Treiyer describe how their psychology degree prepared them to excel in graduate school and gave them the foundation they needed for fulfilling careers.

Contact

Astrid Conibear

423.236.2415

P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

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