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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior.

An undergraduate degree in psychology enhances career opportunities in many areas, and a graduate degree prepares students for professional careers in psychology and related fields. The Psychology Dept at CSU provides coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Students also have the opportunity to participate in CSU's pre-medical program for application to medical school.

Our faculty represent a diversity of psychology's specializations including clinical, cognitive, developmental, social, personality, biological, and behavior analysis. The curriculum encompasses empirical, theoretical, and applied approaches, and students have opportunities to explore specialty areas within the discipline. Internships and independent study are available to qualified students.

Our research labs and facilities enhance the learning experience. We provide opportunities for student / faculty research collaborations leading to publications and presentations at professional conferences. We host a local chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, as well as our own Psychology Club.

We invite you to consider Psychology as your major at Columbus State University. Contact Dr. Mark Schmidt, Dept Chair, for more information at or 706-565-1241.

News and Events

Congratulations to our students and faculty!

Mr. Terrance Tarver is recipient of the 2016 Psychology Scholastic Honors Award 

Dr. Stephanie da Silva has been named a 2016-17 Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow

Drs. Stephanie da Silva and Katherine White are recipients of an Affordable Learning Georgia Grant

Drs. Stephanie da Silva and Diana Riser are recipients of a Complete College Georgia Grant

Mr. Spencer Fix has received a Varela Research Grant from the Mind and Life Institute

Psychology Student Presentations