Department of Psychology

We are committed to providing students with knowledge of theories and research in the scientific study of behavior and mental activity.

Psychology students will learn the basic tools of psychological research and how to clearly communicate the results of scientific studies. Through internships, class projects and independent research, students will have the opportunity to put learned psychological principles into practice. Through this combination of classroom and practical learning the psychology program prepares students for graduate study or employment in psychology-related fields.

Psychology (B.A., B.S.) Major

Students gain an in-depth perspective on psychological theory, research, mental health and clinical treatments. Students customize the curriculum by focusing on one of two concentrations: General Psychology or Human Factors.

  • Concentrations:

  • General Psychology:

    This concentration offers flexibility and students can tailor their coursework to meet their career goals. Students must take general psychology, research methods and analysis and their senior seminar classes. Other electives are chosen with the assistance of academic advisors.
  • Human Factors:

    Students undergo an interdisciplinary and applied program that allows them to take what they learn about human capabilities or limitations and apply it to make products, services and systems safe, usable and effective. Greensboro College has one of the few undergraduate-only human factors programs in the country. The concentration also includes an internship and practicum course to ensure that students have the necessary experience to land an entry-level position in this growing and lucrative field.
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    B.A. or B.S. in Human Development and Family Science (interdisciplinary)

    For students who want to give families and children their voices in the community to fulfill their dreams and goals.

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    Psychology Minor

    Students gain a basic understanding of core psychological terms, research methods, and conditions. Minors require 20 credits to complete.

Kristin Sheridan
Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
214 Proctor Hall West

336-272-7102, ext. 5765


All psychology department faculty hold advanced degrees. While teaching style varies by faculty member, all are committed to student success. This commitment to student learning has resulted in our faculty being awarded the:

  • Virginia Clarke Gray Teaching Award
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Award for Teaching Excellence


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