Department of Psychology at Greensboro College
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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.

Majors and Minors

  • Child and Family Studies Minor

    This minor provides a foundation for exploring the many factors that contribute to life experiences and shape an individual and family’s socioemotional development.

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  • Human Development and Family Science (Interdisciplinary) Major

    Offered through collaboration between the departments of Education, Psychology, and Sociology, this major explores the many factors that shape an individual’s socioemotional development, and prepares students to give families and children their voices in the community to fulfill their dreams and goals.

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  • Human Factors Minor

    This minor allows students to take what they learn about human capabilities or limitations and apply it to make products, services and systems safe, usable and effective.

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  • Psychology 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.

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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.

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  • Public Health Major

    Public Health focuses on understanding epidemiology, preventing disease, promoting human health, and preparing for crisis response. This major prepares students for career paths related to Healthcare Administration, Health Education, Health and Safety Engineering, as well as master degree programs in Public Health or Epidemiology.

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All psychology department faculty hold advanced degrees. While teaching style varies by faculty member, all are committed to student success.

Greensboro College Department of Psychology Accolades

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.