What do subliminal perception, snakes, and preschoolers have in common? They have all been either topics of study or populations studied by Hollins psychology students. Students who major in psychology gain a greater understanding of the human mind. They engage in critical thinking. They learn to organize information, solve problems, design experiments, use statistics, and write effectively.
Fall Term 2017 saw four existing laboratories refreshed, two faculty office suites constructed, and the lobby area transformed as part of the Dana Science Building’s $6.5 million renovation. Five new labs and support spaces were operational by Spring Term 2018.
Dana Science Building Renovation (PDF)
Psychology Major (B.A./B.S.)
Majors in psychology study areas in child, clinical, cognitive, biological, social/personality, and general psychology.
Minors have the same opportunity as majors to complete an independent study of their choice. The courses you take prepare you for that research.
What You'll Learn
The professors in the psychology department encouraged me to strive for my best and explore all options available to me. The opportunities and guidance I had at Hollins led me to the profession I was born to do….I was fully prepared for the rigorous academics of graduate school.Samantha Toney, M.A., Nova Southeastern University
A Strong Foundation in Research
The psychology professors at Hollins have been some of the most inspiring and influential people in my academic career. As wonderful researchers and teachers, the faculty allowed me to explore many hands-on research opportunities which gave me a solid foundation to build upon after Hollins.Christen Somerville
Thinking Ahead to Grad School
After taking two psychology courses, I was convinced that I wanted to be a psychologist, and if that meant going to graduate school and getting a master’s or a doctorate, that’s what I was going to do.Caitlin Kelley