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Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology offers courses in both traditional and newly developed areas of psychological investigation. The department’s program prepares undergraduate students for careers in the behavioral sciences and psychology-related fields, for graduate programs in psychology and other professions and for careers in any field in which a liberal arts and sciences education is useful. An understanding of human behavior is relevant to any occupation or profession that involves interaction with others.

Looking for information on the PSYC103 Research Requirement?


Outstanding Student Award

The Department of Psychology is inviting applications for the Outstanding Student Award. This award is for students graduating in December 2014; we will invite another round of applications for students graduating in the spring.

Criteria and application

James Island Connector Run


The Department of Psychology will be running (and walking) as a team in the James Island Connector Run on November 1st. Please register to run, walk or volunteer and support us! All proceeds go to The Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation to fund college scholarships for students with physical disabilities. Please click here for further details.

Department of Psychology Course Override Policy

Click here to view the form once you have read the Override Policy (link above). This document is a "fillable" form that you can type in, print and then submit to the Psychology department office for consideration by the Associate Chair of the department. Please note that you will not be able to save the form.

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Department Administration

Professor Gabrielle Principe, Department Chair

Professor Gabrielle Principe

Professor Michael Ruscio, Associate Department Chair

photo - Dr. Michael Ruscio