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Psychology Opportunities

Student Opportunities:

  • Conduct original research on topics of personal interest and present findings at state and regional professional conferences.
  • Participate in full-time clinical internships in a variety of public & private mental health facilities around the state and region (e.g., Harris Psychiatric Hospital, Community Mental Health Centers, Anderson Youth Association, etc.)
  • Research, compose, and implement multimedia presentations
  • Major requirements are sufficiently flexible to allow students to double major (e.g., with Business, English, Chemistry, Biology).
  • Compete for participation in summer internships nationwide (recent students have gone to The University of Chicago and The University of Notre Dame).

Employment after Graduation:

Graduates have found entry level employment in a variety of mental health settings (e.g., community mental health center, residential youth treatment center, alcohol & drug abuse treatment center, half-way house for former psychiatric patients), and in other settings (e.g., bank manager, textile management, military service, stock broker, newspaper reporter, ministry, college admissions counselor, etc.).

Graduate School:

  • Alumni have pursued graduate degrees at such institutions as Emory University, Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Auburn University, Michigan State University, Boston University, and Purdue University.
  • They have studied in such areas as experimental psychology, counseling, educational psychology, social work, child & family development, teaching, and law.


Robert J.F. Elsner

Professor of Psychology

Professor of Psychology B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Georgia; M.A.P.M., M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary; D.Min., Virginia Theological Seminary


Stephen B. Sniteman

Professor of Sociology

Professor of Sociology B.A., East Carolina University; M.S., Troy State University; Ph.D., Utah State University


Briana Van Scoy

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology B.A., Grove City College; M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

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