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Majors & Degrees

Psychology & Counseling

As a psychology major, you’ll learn to approach psychology as a practical science-based in applied research, while maintaining a Christian perspective and values.

The MC Experience

The Department of Psychology and Counseling resides in Lowrey Hall, a historic building that looks onto the Quad and continues to provide outstanding learning experiences to students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

How You’ll Learn

Small class sizes ensure that psychology majors get one-on-one attention from instructors; seminars are frequently as small as five students per faculty member, and the average lecture is limited to 25 students. Each major meets regularly with an academic advisor in the Department of Psychology.

What You’ll Do

Participate in our student chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society dedicated to encouraging scholarly excellence in the field of psychology.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

For the B.A., students must fulfill 34 semester hours in psychology, plus 12 semester hours in a modern language.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

For the B.S., students must fulfill 34 semester hours in psychology, plus an additional 6 hours of psychology electives, for a total of 40 semester hours in psychology.

Post Graduate

The Department houses three accredited graduate programs in marriage and family, mental health, and school counseling.  Mississippi College is also the only university in the nation to offer a Doctorate in Professional Counseling.  Undergraduate students benefit by receiving instruction from professors who teach across these multiple levels, thereby giving students an even richer instructional experience.  

Psychology & Counseling

As a Psychology major, you’ll take courses in topics such as:

  • Psychological statistics
  • Developmental psychology 
  • Experimental psychology 
  • Abnormal psychology 
  • Psychology of personality 
  • Career paths in psychology

The Department of Psychology and Counseling supports students in locating internships, which provide valuable real-world experience. Recently, psychology majors have interned at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Region 8 Mental Health Center, and with professional counselors in private practice.

Psychology & Counseling

Where You'll Go

Our alumni are employed at organizations such as:

  • Baptist Children’s Village
  • Brentwood Behavioral Health
  • CARES Behavioral Health System
  • Compass Intervention Center
  • Department of Public Welfare
  • Gilmore Memorial Hospital
  • Mississippi State Hospital
  • Preventive Measures Programs
  • River Region Health System
  • Southeast Louisiana Hospital
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Warren-Yazoo Mental Health
  • many, many others

Take the next step

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Mississippi College graduate. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.