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.


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 their 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.

Psychology major Sophie Lee, ’22, came to Meredith ready to take on new challenges. Identifying her strengths helped her decide on a career path, which includes pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology at Meredith.
Senior Ally Cefalu sits in front of Meredith College fountain in her cap and gown.

Legacy Scholar and Honors student Ally Cefalu, ’22, double majored in biology and psychology, became a Student Assistant, conducted lab research, and formed a strong bond with the Meredith community. After graduation, she’ll be applying her passion for biology and mental health to the lab as an Analyst I at BioAgilytix in Durham.

Rachel Scott Dunn

Psychology major Rachel Scott Dunn, ’21, has used both her personal experiences and her strengths to find her ideal career path at Meredith. After graduation, she plans to earn her masters and pursue her dream job of helping children with autism in a one-on-one setting.

Paige Lawrence

An Honors Scholar with majors in psychology and mathematics, Paige Lawrence, ’21, has learned the importance of community while at Meredith— a realization that inspired her to work with retirement homes to study fall prevention. After graduation, she will continue her studies at East Carolina University in the Master of  Occupational Therapy program.

Professional Field Experience

Field experiences allow psychology students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom as they gain hands-on experience in the field.

Contact Information
Gwynn Morris
Professor of Psychology, Department Chair for Psychology & Social Work
Professor, 108A Ledford
(919) 760-8442

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