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Psychology, B.A. / B.S.

The Department of Psychology at Clemson is a research-oriented department that offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree to more than 900 psychology majors. The B.A. program places emphasis on foreign language and humanities courses, whereas the BS program focuses more on science and mathematics courses.

Applied Psychology, M.S.

The M.S. degree in Applied Psychology is a two-year program designed for those who would like to work in industry after graduation or to continue with graduate studies. The degree is offered with a concentration in either human factors psychology or industrial and organizational psychology. Students select one or the other concentration during the application process. Both of these programs are designed to provide the student with the requisite theoretical foundations, skills in quantitative techniques and research design, and practical problem-solving skills necessary for either entering the workforce or continuing with his/her scholastic career.

Human Factors Psychology, Ph.D.

Human factors psychology, also known as engineering psychology, is the study of human interaction with technological systems, ranging from simple hand tools to complex technology such as nuclear power plants, transportation systems, and consumer technology such as smartphones. This discipline applies basic research to existing technological problems. The goal of Human Factors Psychology is the design of technological systems that are safe, productive, comfortable, and error-free.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Ph.D.

The Clemson University Department of Psychology offers a four to five year doctorate program in industrial and organizational psychology, training research scientists and teachers for academic and industrial settings. This program is designed to provide the student with the requisite theoretical foundations, skills in quantitative techniques and research design, and practical problem-solving skills to address human problems related to work.

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