Assistant Professor; Program Director
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, research, community service, and personal growth. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a psychology minor. Psychology faculty work closely with students through mentorship and direct supervision in field experience, research, and service.
There are several current opportunities for psychology students to get involved with, including:
You can also learn more about career development, preparation and opportunities with the Office of Career Development.
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
Each year semester, students who meet the qualifications detailed below receive a formal invitation to join Psi Chi. There are many benefits to joining Psi Chi, including lifetime membership and unique opportunities for networking, publishing, grants, and scholarships.
For more information, visit: http://www.psichi.org
Psi Chi Officers (2021-2022)
President: Kelby Goetzinger
Vice President: Kyra Walls
Secretary: Brianna Meeks
Treasurer: Claire Witt
Assistant Professor; Program Director
The Office of Academic Support provides academic support services for all students. For more information on services including academic accommodations, visit www.shc.edu/casa. For tutoring across the curriculum, visit the Center for Academic Excellence. TRIO Student Support Services is another resource designed for first generation college students, students with disabilities, and those who meet income guidelines. Contact TRIO at email@example.com or call 251-380-3472. Psychology-related academic resources are provided below.
Writing & Publishing
Students majoring or minoring in Psychology can find fulfilling careers in a variety of related fields. All SHC Psychology majors are required to take Careers in Psychology (PSY 150). This one-credit course is designed to help students interested in psychology make informed decisions about their education and career plans. Students gain an understanding of the broad range of areas within the field and career opportunities in these areas. Students typically take this course in their first or second year, and Field Experience (PSY 446) and/or Research Experience (PSY 450) in their third or fourth year as formal opportunities for career exploration.
Psychology Career Resources
Many students majoring or minoring in Psychology pursue graduate degrees to continue their education and career preparation. All SHC Psychology majors are required to take Careers in Psychology (PSY 150). This one-credit course is designed to help students interested in psychology make informed decisions about their education and career plans. As part of this course, students learn the benefits of pursuing graduate degrees in psychology, and engage in self-reflection to explore whether graduate school is a good fit for their personal and professional goals. Students typically take this course in their first or second year, and Field Experience (PSY 446) and/or Research Experience (PSY 450) in their third or fourth year as formal opportunities for graduate school preparation and career exploration. Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty to prepare for graduate school applications. Samples of application materials (e.g., CVs, personal statements, and cover letters) can be found through a quick internet search or by asking faculty and peers for examples.
Graduate School & Degrees
Applying to Grad School