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Psychology



Mission

pyschologyThe Department of Psychology is designed to offer a solid background in psychological science that will prepare students for graduate work in psychology and for entrance into the job market. In addition to an extensive curriculum in traditional psychological studies, psychology students participate in clinical and research activities that give them the practical experience in the application of psychological principles.

Psychology is both an applied field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. Applications for psychology include mental health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics and many other areas affecting health and daily life.


CAREERS

  • Psychiatric Technician - Average Salary: $34,000
  • Clinical Psychologist - Average Salary: $75,000
  • Child Care Worker - Average Salary: $19,300
  • Social Service Specialist - Average Salary: $47,000
  • Teacher - Average Salary: $40,500
  • Forensic Psychologist - Average Salary: $59,440
  • Sports Psychologist - Average salary: $62,500
  • School Psychologist - Average salary: $59,440

OPPORTUNITIES

K.B. Clark Psychology Club - is open to all students and faculty interested in the pursuit of psychological knowledge

Psi Chi Honor Society - The national honor society in psychology, which requires a formal application, minimum GPA standards and induction into the honor society prior to graduation

Peer Education Program - is open to all students from all majors and designed to assist Dillard students who are experiencing unhealthy life challenges


REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR

120 hours of coursework including: 

  • 45 hours in Psychology courses
  • 41 hours in General Education core curriculum
  • 16 hours in related courses
  • 18 hours in elective courses
Writing Proficiency Exam
Comprehensive Exam
Independent Research Thesis


FACULTY

Dr. Keith Wismar

Professor of Psychology

Phone: 504.816.4748

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Dr. Eartha Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 504.816.4429

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Dr. Lana Chambliss

Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 504.816.4243 

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Dr. Sean Gibbs

Assistant Professor of Psychology

504.816.4604

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