The psychology program allows students to gain research and practical skills during internships both on and off campus.

As a psychology major, you’ll develop a deep knowledge base in psychology as you focus on your professional development through scientific inquiry, critical thinking, research, and written and verbal communication. Whether you choose to pursue graduate study or a career in the field, you’ll be well-prepared for success after college.

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Cynthia Edwards
Department Head, Psychology and Social Work
108 Ledford Hall
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(919) 760-2854
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Breanna Sullins
Registered Behavior Technician


Our psychology students acquire both research skills and practical skills in applied settings. In addition to internships outside of campus, Meredith offers a unique on-campus learning experience through the Meredith Autism Program (MAP). Students also have numerous opportunities to conduct research, and many go on to present their studies at regional, national, or international psychology conferences.

Every psychology student graduates with a robust portfolio that demonstrates her knowledge, experience, and skills to graduate programs and employers. As a result, our graduates enjoy excellent placement rates at top graduate schools and in professional positions in a range of venues including research laboratories, educational and early intervention programs, and corporate settings.

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A double major in psychology and religious and ethical studies, Katy Clary studied abroad in Italy, traveled to Ghana on a service trip, wrote an honors thesis, and participated in the Meredith Autism Program. Watch video »

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After psychology major Lara Pantlin interned at the Environmental Protection Agency and conducted undergraduate research, she went on to a Ph.D. program in cognitive neuroscience. Watch video »

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Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards explains how the skills students develop through undergraduate research translate to employment after graduation. Watch video »

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Associate Professor of Psychology Gwynn Morris discusses childhood amnesia. Watch video »

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