The Psychology Department at Carson-Newman University seeks to provide an excellent undergraduate learning experience within a supportive Christian environment. The department is located in the Chambliss Building. Its facilities include biofeedback, counseling, and research labs. In addition to traditional academic courses, the Psychology Department offers several practical opportunities through community field work, internships, independent research projects and teaching assistantships. One distinguishing feature of the Psychology Department is our emphasis on community participation and service. Following graduation, alumni have entered a variety of vocational fields,including mental health, the ministry, education, law, research, business and industry.
Students may choose between two majors, depending upon whether they wish to emphasize research and collateral study in the liberal arts (Psychology) or community fieldwork and collateral study in a career-related area (Applied Psychology). All students declaring Psychology or Applied Psychology as their primary major are expected to participate in announced activities and meetings sponsoredby the department during each semester of full-time enrollment. In addition, all majors are expected to work closely with their advisors and to develop a portfolio of their learning experiences and competencies.
Students in both psychology majors are eligible for membership in Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, and the Psychology Student Leadership Council, which helps plan departmental activities.
Because recommended job and graduate school preparations can vary widely depending on career direction, CAREFULLY PLAN your course of studies by meeting regularly with your faculty advisor.