Charter School of Education and Human Sciences
Faculty: Professors Bell, Briggs, Haney, Hughes and Jennings; Associate Professors Bissonnette, Diliberto-Macaluso, Logsdon-Conradsen and Johnson-Pynn; Associate Clinical Professor: Azar-Dickens; Assistant Professor Dexter; Clinical Assistant Professor Doerr
Cook Building Telephone: (706) 290-2660
Department of Psychology Mission Statement
The psychology program fosters an understanding of the theory and content of psychology, and the application of scientific literacy, critical thinking, and communication to enhance the student’s community, personal life, and professional development. The psychology department is committed to providing students diverse perspectives and experiences within a collaborative environment involving teaching, research, and meaningful service. Students who concentrate their studies in research are prepared for competitive graduate programs in psychology with mentored research experiences, participation in class labs, and independent projects. Students who concentrate their studies in the application of psychology are prepared for careers in the social service, business, nonprofits, education, and other employment sectors with internship and volunteer opportunities to provide experience and develop professional skills. Overall, our mission is to provide mentored learning and growth experiences to help students reach their potential as leaders in their communities and professions, and to lead lives of integrity and service applying principles of scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and ethical decision making.
The psychology major is a course of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. The psychology major fosters the development of students’ understanding of the theory and content of psychology; utilization of research methods and critical thinking skills; application of psychology to personal, social and organizational issues; and acting ethically based on the values of the profession. The major prepares students for graduate study and/or careers that apply their academic background in psychology.