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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.

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Clemson research suggests a practical use for regret, hindsight

Robin Kowalski is a professor in the Clemson University department of psychology.How many times have you wished you could give your younger self a piece of advice? Robin Kowalski, professor in Clemson University’s psychology department, is willing to bet there’s not a single person who hasn’t thought about this at least once in the last year. Her research indicates the odds are pretty good that she’s right. › Read More

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