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Psychology

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
Dept. Head, Psychology & Social Work
108 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-2854
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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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Rachael Nicholos

At Meredith, psychology and communication major Rachael Nicholos, ’18, learned that she is passionate about helping other people, learning new things, finding the silver lining, and understanding human behavior.

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Mary Ashley Rose
Mary Ashley Rose, '18, gained confidence that she attributes in large part to attending a women’s college. "The sense of empowerment I feel as a woman has been cultivated at Meredith.”

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Donna Bahena

As one of the youngest in the Wings program and a first-generation college student, psychology major Donna Bahena, ’18, has learned to appreciate her background and use her experiences as a stepping stone for success.

Strong Faculty

Cyndi Edwards

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

Gwen Morris

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.

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