Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior and cognitive processes.

Understanding how the human mind works and what motivates our behavior will be a skill that you will use throughout your life and career. Whether you choose to be a psychology major or just take a few classes, you will find the psychology courses at Presbyterian College offer exciting activities and experiential learning ranging from observing people’s behavior to dissecting a brain to collecting and analyzing data as part of a psychology research project.

The psychology major at Presbyterian College provides students with knowledge and skills useful for many career options or graduate studies. Through the psychology major, students gain insight into the major sub-fields of psychology and develop valuable skills including technical and scientific writing, data analysis, and speaking/presenting. In addition, students gain an understanding of human behavior and interaction.

The psychology minor is highly flexible, allowing students to complete courses that would be most beneficial to their individual career and life goals. Since human interaction is an important component in most areas of life, the psychology minor may enhance many different majors and provide the student with valuable knowledge and skills.

We invite you to further explore our major and minor, faculty, and opportunities for exciting internships, research, and involvement with our faculty.