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 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.

Laura Jenkins

Internships, leadership opportunities, and the Meredith Autism Program have prepared Laura Jenkins,’20, to take on an occupational therapy program after graduation.

Meredith student-athlete Madison Gladwell

Madison Gladwell, ’20, embodies what it means to be a student-athlete. A double major in psychology and political science with a concentration in pre-law, she plans to attend law school after graduation.

woman standing in front of trees

At Meredith, psychology and social work major Sandra Taranhike, ’19, built on her strengths and prepared for a post-grad role as a research assistant for a national non-profit.

Strong Faculty

Undergraduate Research

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

Associate Professor of Psychology Gwynn Morris discusses childhood amnesia.

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.