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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, The University of South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Auburn, Michigan State University, Boston University and Purdue.
  • 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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