The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for jobs in many professional settings. Undergraduate students at the University of South Alabama can choose to major or minor in psychology. Students can also apply to the accelerated bachelor's to master's in psychology degree program, which allows students to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in five years. The department's graduate program offers a Master of Science in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
Through classes, as well as research opportunities and internships, students build skills to pursue careers in community agencies, health organizations, schools, and industry, as well as in traditional academic settings. The department also houses the USA Psychological Clinic, which serves as a training facility for graduate students enrolled in the Clinical and Counseling Ph.D. program. Students receive supervised experience while providing psychological services to the citizens of the Mobile area.
Students can major or minor in psychology at South. Through the application of research skills to solve human problems, psychology graduates are prepared for careers in many areas, including mental health, sales, human resources and education.
The Master of Science in Psychology offers concentrations in behavioral statistics and computational modeling, cognitive and perceptual processing, psychophysiology, social and developmental psychology, and college teaching preparation.