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About the Department

The Department of Psychology distinguishes itself through its diverse and specialized faculty members, ranging from social and clinical psychologists who study relationships and mental health issues in children, adults and family systems to behavioral neuroscientists who study the effects of drugs and hormones on behavior using animal models. These professors conduct highly regarded, cutting-edge research that is published in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals. Because the department maintains a strong commitment to the teacher-scholar model, our faculty's research is – by design – complementary to the courses taught at the College.

Among comparable colleges in the Southeast, our department is one of the few that maintains both animal and human research programs supported by laboratory facilities. In addition, we maintain strong ties with the nearby Medical University of South Carolina and other community agencies, providing students with unique opportunities for research training and internships.