Southeaster Louisiana University

Department of Psychology


Welcome to the Psychology Department


The mission of Southeastern Louisiana University's Psychology Department is to foster, among all students, a grasp and appreciation of the scientific method in the study of behavior, and to stimulate interest in the field of Psychology. An undergraduate major and minor in psychology are offered as preparation for either graduate study or careers in which the science of behavior is applicable.


The Psychology Department at Southeastern Louisiana University offers a B.A. in Psychology with a strong emphasis on the development of research and analytical skills. In addition to this, a diverse range of class offerings are available in areas such as: Social, Cognitive, Personality, Life-span development, Clinical and Abnormal, Physiological, Perception, and Evolutionary Psychology. The Department also offers an honors track that especially designed to foster mentorship between faculty and students. All honors students work one-on-one with a faculty member on a research project to fulfill the honors thesis requirement. The Department also offers a terminal Master of Arts in general experimental Psychology.


The Department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. Faculty in Psychology are involved in a wide range of both basic and applied research covering such topics as: eating disorders, parenting styles, neurobiology of addiction, industrial organizational psychology, stereotyping, violence exposure effects, and the evolution of religion.


The Department is located in Southeastern Hall (SEH). The main office can be located in SEH rooms 234, 237, and 236 and faculty offices can be located on the faculty page.


For more information about the Department contact:


Department of Psychology

SLU box 10831

Hammond, LA 70402

Dr. Susan Coats, Psychology Department Head


Phone: 985-549-2154


For information on the Graduate Program contact:

Dr. Paula Varndo-Sullivan, Graduate Coordinator


Phone: 985-549-5535



Mon-Thurs: 7:30a to 5:00p
Friday: 7:30a to 12:30p