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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Our department offers both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in psychology at the undergraduate level.  Our graduate program offers the Master of Science (M.S.) in applied psychology and two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs. Our department specializes in human factors psychology and industrial-organizational psychology both at the M.S. and Ph.D. level. In addition, all of our graduate programs offer the advantage of an optional concentration in occupational health psychology.

The psychology department is located in Brackett Hall on the beautiful Clemson University campus, which sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked as the 24th best national public university by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, it remains committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. Ninety-two percent of Clemson seniors say they’d pick the university again if they had it to do over. See the Clemson University home page for more information about the university and the surrounding area.

See our Fall 2020 Newsletter

Prospective Students!!

Join us for a virtual information session with the academic advisors for Psychology majors. Learn more about each major, ways to get involved, research opportunities, study abroad, and more.

  • Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00 PM

NOTE: These events are intended for prospective, non-admitted students interested in Clemson University. If you have been admitted to Clemson, congratulations! You can find a schedule of events reserved for you through your admitted student portal. Refer to your admitted student information provided by the Admissions office for additional details.

Prospective students can register for an upcoming information session through the link below:

Faculty Spotlight

New Clemson endowed chair to focus on aging, cognition

Robin Kowalski is a professor in the Clemson University department of psychology.A new endowed chair position in Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) has been created to specifically research aging and its effects on a variety of issues related to brain functioning. Dr. Lesley A. Ross will serve as the SmartLIFE Endowed Chair in Aging and Cognition, the first endowed chair in the college. › Read More

Upcoming Events


General Education Program Retreat - 3rd annual

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Watt Family Innovation Center


"Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze" -...

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Brooks Center for the Performing Arts


College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Virtual Career...

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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