Faculty members are active researchers producing scholarly work in many areas of psychology. Student involvement in research is a central part of our degree program.
Department of Psychology
Mims Hall, Rms 235, 236, 237
Hammond, LA 70402
Dr. Susan Coats
The Department of Psychology attempts 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 in psychology is offered as preparation for either graduate study or careers in which the science of behavior is applicable.
We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology with a strong emphasis on the
development of research and analytical skills. A diverse range of classes are available
in areas such as social, cognitive, personality, life-span development, clinical and
abnormal, physiological, perception, industrial/organizational and evolutionary psychology.
Honors curriculum available
Students acquire skills that are highly valued by employers, such as analyzing data, communicating complex information and understanding human behavior
Research Incubator for Psychology Students (RIPS) program provides students with the opportunity to gain research experience
Southeastern's Psychology Research Showcase is held annually in April. This event celebrates student research and all of our majors are invited to attend. Updates on our next showcase will be posted here. Research Presented at the 2016 SPRS can be found here.
Psychology 101 research participants have access to the Sona System website
A recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers revealed psychology to be the most sought-after liberal arts degree by employers.
Psychology students at Southeastern can participate in the science and profession of psychology through this unique honor society. Psi Chi provides members with many volunteer and networking opportunities.