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    Psychology

    MISSION

     

    The Department of Psychology is designed to offer a solid background in psychological science that will prepare students for graduate work in psychology and for entrance into the job market. In addition to an extensive curriculum in traditional psychological studies, psychology students participate in clinical and research activities that give them the practical experience in the application of psychological principles.

     

    Psychology is both an applied field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. Applications for psychology include mental health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics and many other areas affecting health and daily life.


     

     

    CAREERS

    • Psychiatric Technician - Average Salary: $34,000
    • Clinical Psychologist - Average Salary: $75,000
    • Child Care Worker - Average Salary: $19,300
    • Social Service Specialist - Average Salary: $47,000
    • Teacher - Average Salary: $40,500
    • Forensic Psychologist - Average Salary: $59,440
    • Sports Psychologist - Average salary: $62,500
    • School Psychologist - Average salary: $59,440
     

    OPPORTUNITIES

     

    K.B. Clark Psychology Club - is open to all students and faculty interested in the pursuit of psychological knowledge

     

    Psi Chi Honor Society - The national honor society in psychology, which requires a formal application, minimum GPA standards and induction into the honor society prior to graduation

     

    Peer Education Program - is open to all students from all majors and designed to assist Dillard students who are experiencing unhealthy life challenges

     

     


     

    REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR

     

    120 hours of coursework including: 

    • 45 hours in Psychology courses
    • 41 hours in General Education core curriculum
    • 16 hours in related courses
    • 18 hours in elective courses
    Writing Proficiency Exam
    Comprehensive Exam
    Independent Research Thesis
     
     

    FACULTY

     

    Dr. Keith Wismar

    Professor of Psychology

    Phone: 504.816.4748

    kwismar@dillard.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     

    Dr. Eartha Johnson

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Phone: 504.816.4429

    ejohnson@dillard.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     

    Dr. Lana Chambliss

    Chairperson, Department of Social Sciences

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Phone: 504.816.4243 

    lchambliss@dillard.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     

    Dr. Sean Gibbs

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    504.816.4604

    sigibbs@dillard.edu

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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