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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.



Contact Information
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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Psychology at Meredith

Our psychology students acquire both research skills and practical skills in applied settings. 

Psychology at Meredith

Our psychology students acquire both research skills and practical skills in applied settings. 

Lara Pantlin

Lara Pantlin

During her time at Meredith College, student-athlete Lara Pantlin, ’14, funneled her creativity into undergraduate research, which is now a big part of her life as a Ph.D. candidate.

Senior Madison Burton

Madison Burton

Turning her challenges into incentives for action and change, Madison Burton, ’18, has adapted to difficulties in her life in order to discover her calling.

Tina Salmon

Tina Salmon

Wings student and triple major Tina Salmon, ’17, discovered a talent for leadership and advocacy at Meredith.

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.

More details about field experience

Student working with students in classroom setting