Students in Southeastern's Psychology program gain understanding of human behavior and have opportunities to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member. The standard psychology curriculum allows students to tailor their coursework to suit their particular goals and interests while preparing them for graduate study and a variety of careers. The department also offers two concentration curriculums that provide depth and breadth of knowledge in a particular area of Psychology.

Other Concentrations

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Industrial / Organizational Psychology



Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • A Psychology degree is evidence of the "people skills" employers regularly rate as very important in almost all occupations

  • Program fosters critical thinking and the development of research, writing, and data analytic skills that are essential to a wide variety of fields

  • Faculty areas of expertise represent major specialty areas of psychology, including clinical, social, developmental, learning, cognition, biopsychology, and applied psychology.

  • Opportunities to engage in hands-on research

  • Honors curriculum available


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Assistant Behavior Analyst
  • Child protection worker
  • Drug/Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Academic Scholar / Researcher
  • Psychologist (with additional training)
  • Psychiatrist
  • Residential Youth Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Statistical Assistant
  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Congressional Aid

Types of Employers

  • Businesses and Industries
  • Government Agencies
  • Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Research Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Schools
  • *Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.



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Student Orgs & Activities

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

RIPS - Research Incubator for Psychology Students