Bachelor of Science in Psychology

In preparation for a host of careers in mental health, education, business, public health, court systems, and family life, we offer a B.S. and a Minor in Psychology. Small class sizes, interactive programming, and caring, professional faculty offer a unique learning experience at Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. The undergraduate degree in psychology is offered as part of the Women’s College and the Undergraduate School at Brenau University.

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Video: Twyla Bryant (WC’12) talks about her Brenau experience.
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Brenau Psychology Department’s Annual PsychOUT! Event

The annual Psychology Department PsychOUT! event brings local high school students to Brenau for movie screenings on psychology topics followed by the students participating in a variety of activities that demonstrate various psychology-related concepts including a drunk goggles obstacle course, virtual dementia tour, simple tasks while wearing inversion goggles, a neuroscience demonstration of brain motor commands, the “rubber hand” illusion, and the hearing voices experience.

On February 10, 2017, approximately 200 Advanced Placement students from local high schools came for a screening of Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story. The movie is a unique portrayal of Milgram’s famous obedience experiment and the fall-out about the ethics of the experiment.

The event started from ideas generated by the Brenau-Behavioral Analysis Club (B-BAC) led by Professor Perry Daughtry. The successful implementation of PsychOUT! can only be done through the efforts of the Brenau Admissions Department, with active involvement from the Psychology faculty, students in the Clinical Counseling Master’s program, and the members of the Brenau Behavioral Analysis Club (B-BAC).

In 2016, the department screened the movie The Stanford Prison Experiment based on Philip Zimbardo’s landmark 1971 experiment conducted at the University of Stanford that studied the psychological effects on prisoners and guards by using college students.

To see the 2016 article published in The Gainesville Times, CLICK HERE.

Ashley Spring participates in an exercise demonstrating hemispheric lateralization in the brain where the student balances a wood dowel on the tip on the index finger on each hand 3 times. (AJ Reynolds)

Ashley Spring participates in an exercise demonstrating hemispheric lateralization in the brain where the student balances a wood dowel on the tip on the index finger on each hand three times. (AJ Reynolds)


View the program plans on the Registrar’s page: Psychology; Psychology Pre-OT


To explore possible psychology career paths and degrees, click here:  http://careersinpsychology.org/ org/

For general information on how to become a psychologist, click here:

http://howtobecome.com/how-to-become-a-psychologist-2/

 

 

 

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