Your Future in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in psychology at Charleston Southern University offers a comprehensive foundation for all psychology-related disciplines and also offers opportunities in internships and directed research. We partner with many local organizations to offer internship placements to suit a variety of interests such as: Callen-Lacy Center for Children, Department of Juvenile Justice of Charleston County, Eagle Harbor Boys Home, Early Autism Project, Family Core, Guardian ad Litem Program, Healing Farms, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, People Against Rape and Winwood Farm. Directed research allows students to partner with faculty members conducting personal research and work alongside them to produce their own research and published articles.

This program is available on-campus and online.

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.

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

  • Introduction to Psychopathology (Abnormal)
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • Psychology of Religious Experience
  • Cognitive Psychology 

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Counseling
  • Sales and Marketing
  • ABA Therapy
  • Therapeutic Assistant in Psychiatry
  • Medical Social Work
  • 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.


The Psychology department at CSU enhanced my college experience by instructing me in light of the Gospel, challenging me to push myself further than I knew I was able, and getting to know me on an individual basis. I formed relationships with professors and students which have lasted long past graduation, and the information I learned has continued to impact my life personally and professionally. I will always be grateful for the Jesus-centered education I received from intelligent, kind and intentional professors who were consistently committed to my success.

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

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