Program Overview

The Spring Hill College Department of Psychology provides practical education and field experience to enable students to find jobs in psychology-related fields immediately after obtaining the bachelor’s degree.

We also prepare students for graduate training in clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling, and a wide variety of experimental psychology programs. A unique feature of Spring Hill’s program is the emphasis on high standards of academic scholarship and research, community service, and personal growth.

Delivery:

On Campus

Average Class Size:

13

Honor Societies:

Psi Chi

Faculty Count:

2

Program Goals

The Department of Psychology has three goals:

(1) to contribute to the students’ liberal education and to help the students learn more about themselves so that they may make effective decisions about their lives;

(2) to prepare students for graduate school if they wish to continue their education; and

(3) to give practical education and field experience to enable students to find jobs in psychology-related fields immediately after obtaining the baccalaureate degree. A unique feature of the program at Spring Hill is the dual emphasis on personal growth and high standards of academic scholarship.

Career Outlook

Graduates of our psychology program often pursue graduate training for careers as counselors, therapists, and other mental health service providers. Our faculty provides students with ample career planning and resume building opportunities and advises them on graduate or professional schools if they choose to continue their education.

Testimonial

“The “Careers in Psychology” class really helped me to narrow down my choices of what I really want to do with my career when I finish school. It gave me great insights of what different careers require. At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do; all I knew was that I wanted it to be in Psychology. Now the careers I am interested in are teaching, counseling and behavioral profiling.” — Katelyn Rogers

Faculty

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  • Jamie O’Bryant

    Associate Professor

  • Royce Simpson

    Associate Professor; Department Chair, Psychology

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent cut in tuition, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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