Take a look inside the human mind

There are few subjects as fascinating and mysterious as the human brain. Its inner workings and the behavior it produces have led psychologists to ask questions like:

  • What mental disorders or environmental factors lead to drug addiction?
  • What causes one child to bully another child?
  • What role does the media play in the development of eating disorders in young girls?

To find the answers, the world needs caring and dedicated people like you who want to help others improve their mental and emotional health.

What will I study as a psychology major?

Today — maybe more than ever — psychologists are in demand in almost every industry where people interact. As a psychology major at JCSU, you’ll develop an understanding of mental processes and the behavior they produce.

Your professors will walk you through the steps of collecting, analyzing and interpreting the data you find in research related to the brain. You’ll learn how to spot trends and develop theories as to their cause.

Studies of DNA, childhood and adolescent development, as well as psychology in the workplace will prepare you to enter the workforce with confidence. Many of our students choose to continue their education with graduate or medical school, and the research they conduct here shines on their applications.


    Applied Psychology



    Where will I study psychology?

    Your psychology classes are held in smart classrooms on campus. Our faculty members regularly use plasma TVs and state-of-the-art computers to keep their lectures interactive and interesting.

    What will I learn outside the psychology program?

    JCSU is a private liberal arts university. What this means to you is that your education will broadly cover all areas of study. The diversity of your classes will help you look at “the big picture” in any career you choose.

    • Classes incomputer scienceandcommunicationartswill give you a definite advantage in the job market and workplace.
    • Taking severalEnglishandforeign language classeswill help you interact with a global community that is getting smaller each day.
    • By takingmathandscience classes, you’ll have a better understanding of the world around you.
    • Healthandphysical educationcourses give you the knowledge to cope with everyday stress and lead a better, longer life.

    Having a college education will give you the tools to succeed in life. Having a liberal arts education will give you the opportunity to take your success further.

      To be an effective psychologist, you’ll need an understanding of how the brain works and how it interprets the outside world.

      • At JCSU, your classes in psychology will prepare you to work with a variety of people from varied backgrounds. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and looking at every perspective to analyze a problem.
      • With the diversity of classes you’ll take in biology, health and sociology, you’ll graduate with an understanding of how the rest of the body and surrounding environment impact the brain and human behavior.
      • Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.
      • Get to know your professors and fellow classmates better by joining the Psi Chi honor society for psychology majors. We induct high-achieving students into the organization every year.

      Your path to a successful career begins the minute you step on campus.

        Careers and Advanced Degrees:

        Students from our program have found successful careers at such organizations as:

        • Mary Haven Episcopal School

        Advanced Degrees

        At JCSU, a degree in psychology can lead to work after graduation, as well as acceptance into recognized graduate programs at institutions that include:

        • Howard University
        • Temple University
        • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary


        Our students have observed psychologists firsthand in internships at:

        • Mental health facilities
        • Human resources offices
        • Social service offices