Why do people act, think, and feel the ways they do?  Psychology is a science focused on answering these questions.  Psychology majors at Columbia College learn about themselves and others in ways that promote personal growth and greater effectiveness in working with people.  Graduates develop a better understanding of effective leadership, interpersonal skills, and group dynamics that provide them with a distinct professional advantage.

Two major Psychology programs are offered at Columbia College -- a Bachelor of Arts program that emphasizes the liberal arts and a Bachelor of Science program that emphasizes scientific modes of inquiry.  In both programs students learn the foundational aspects of psychological research and how to critically evaluate others’ research.  Because psychology includes several different areas of study, psychology majors have a great deal of flexibility and may choose courses focusing on the social, developmental, clinical, and biological/cognitive aspects of behavior. 

Psychology is an undergraduate major offered through the Division of Behavioral Studies & Human Inquiry at Columbia College. The Division of Behavioral Studies & Human Inquiry also has a student-run, informal campus club (The Human Relations Student Association or HRSA) that meets approximately once a month. The HRSA exists to promote a sense of community among majors in the Human Relations Department, raise awareness on issues within the HR fields, address student concerns, and present information on relevant topics. Planned activities include volunteering at local community centers, information sessions about graduate school and constructing a resume, and strengthening interpersonal and interview skills. All students are welcome to attend.

The Division of Behavioral Studies & Human Inquiry is located in Wil Lou Gray on Colonial Drive. We encourage students to stop by, learn more about the programs, and meet faculty and staff.

Contact us:

Division of Behavioral Studies & Human Inquiry
1301 Columbia College Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
phone: 803.786.3687 fax: 803.786.3790