Why Major in Psychology at Erskine?
Erskine’s Psychology Major helps you develop research skills and apply your knowledge on a practical level. Students are encouraged to appreciate a broad range of psychological disciplines ranging from physiological studies to socially organized behavior.
Our program helps prepare you for graduate studies or for careers in a variety of mental health settings such as youth treatment centers, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, and community health centers. You will also be able to pursue further education in law school, business school, or nursing school.
I’ve learned how to better analyze information and clarify my thoughts in writing. I’ve learned how to better connect ideas across disciplines, which has been beneficial as I complete three majors.
– Sharon George, History, Psychology, and Bible & Religion major, class of 2024
Degree Details: Earn a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology
Erskine’s program offers paths for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Both degree tracks include fundamental courses, such as:
- General Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychological Statistics
- Experimental Methodology
- History and Systems of Psychology
The B.A. Program
The B.A. program focuses on applied areas of psychology. You will take 30 hours of psychology courses, which will prepare you for graduate studies in areas such as clinical or counseling psychology, developmental psychology, clinical social work, and public health. You will also be equipped to take on positions in a variety of careers.
The B.S. Program
The B.S. program is focused on quantitative and research-based fields of psychology. You will take 36 hours of psychology courses as well as biology and chemistry courses. You will be prepared for careers in research-based fields as well as for graduate programs.
Experience and Research
As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to participate in full-time internships at mental health facilities around the state. You will also develop and perform independent research projects and present at a national meeting. Many of our undergraduates are able to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.
Erskine College Admissions
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