Your Future in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Charleston Southern University offers a broad-based program of course work that encourages development of written and oral communication in addition to valuable research skills. The major not only prepares students to pursue a career in counseling–the field everyone knows–but a diverse range of careers. CSU psychology alumni pursue careers in school psychology, criminal justice, human resources, public health, and more. The BA in Psychology is geared toward the online program while the Bachelor of Science program emphasizes face-to-face instruction. For more details about course offerings, please see the academic catalog.

The CSU Psychology Department sponsors a Psi Chi chapter that has won national and international recognition–as well as being Academic Club of the Year on campus over a dozen times in the last two decades.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Christina Sinisi

Christina Sinisi

Professor and Chair, Psychology

Psychology: a heart for the mind

We offer a solid education in psychology integrated with the Christian faith. The faculty are approachable and work hard to help students grow in knowledge and faith in the psychology profession. This program also offers internships and directed research leading to conference participation and possible publication.

As a Psychology major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Introduction to Psychopathology (Abnormal)
  • Child, Adolescent, and Adulthood/Aging Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • Psychology of Religious Experience
  • Social Psychology 

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Counseling
  • Human Resources
  • Corrections
  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Social Work 

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide variety of undergraduate academic majors to choose from including history, political science, English, music, communication studies, graphic design, criminal justice, psychology, sociology and Spanish. 

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Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

The facility includes classrooms and conference space, including the Drew Conference Center, which accommodates 200, and faculty offices for the College of Christian Studies and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Named for W. Floyd and Shirley Whitfield.

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Thurmond Center

The Student Center houses the dining hall, Gold Room, a student lounge, the President’s Dining Room, the bookstore, offices for the dean of students, marketing and communication, development, business affairs, CSU online, a faculty suite of offices, the Career Center and the Student Success Center. A Chick-fil-A Express is located on the first floor.


My experience with the psychology program at CSU taught me that God intricately designed our brains to work in fascinating ways. I am grateful for professors who are Christ-centered and always point what we are learning back to God’s creation. Also, I am confident that my degree helped prepare me for my future educational and professional pursuits. I almost daily recognize the influence psychology has on my life.

Anna Dyer / psychology, ’18 Pursuing an EdD at CSU

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