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Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, feelings and behavior. It is one of the most popular undergraduate majors across the country and prepares students for a variety of career paths. Professionals who majored in psychology are often in demand because they tend to have a strong understanding of human behavior and how it can be studied.
At SIUE, we offer a wide variety of classes at the undergraduate level in clinical, developmental, cognitive, social, biological, personality and industrial/organizational psychology. Our students gain a strong foundation in research methods and statistics. Students begin their coursework with a careers in psychology course, which is designed to introduce students to the major and to summarize graduate school and career options in psychology. The capstone in psychology course serves as the culminating experience for students during their senior year. Psychology students have many opportunities to get involved in field study and research to apply their skills outside the classroom.
Students receive extensive experience in critical thinking, research design, data analysis and presentation of research results in written and oral form. High school students are encouraged to develop a strong background in math (at least through algebra), science (especially biology), writing and computer use as preparation for the psychology program.
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Students obtaining an undergraduate degree in psychology will find themselves well-prepared to pursue a variety of high-demand jobs. These jobs include positions in human resources, sales, research and mental health services. Many SIUE students earn graduate degrees in psychology, business, healthcare and other fields.
Lynn E. Bartels, Ph.D.
1991, University of Akron
Danice L. Brown, Ph.D.
2008, Ohio State University
Catherine S. Daus, Ph.D.
1994, Purdue University
Michael G. Dudley, Ph.D.
2005, University of Kentucky
Gregory E. Everett, Ph.D.
2005, University of Southern Mississippi
Eva D. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Stephen D.A. Hupp, Ph.D.
2002, Louisiana State University
Jeremy D. Jewell, Ph.D.
2001, University of Texas - Austin
Elizabeth L. W. McKenney, Ph.D.
2010, University of Florida
J. Thadeus Meeks, Ph.D.
2009, University of Georgia
Elizabeth J. Meinz, Ph.D.
1998, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joel T. Nadler, Ph.D.
2010, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Cynthia R. Nordstrom, Ph.D.
1991, Akron University
Laura A. Pawlow, Ph.D.
2002, University of Southern Mississippi
Patricia F. Pearson, Ph.D.
2004, Saint Louis University
Jonathan C. Pettibone, Ph.D.
2000, University of South Carolina
Andrew M. Pomerantz, Ph.D.
1996, Saint Louis University
Eunyoe Ro, Ph.D.
2010, University of Iowa
Paul Rose (Chair), Ph.D.
2003, State University of New York - Buffalo
Christopher B. Rosnick, Ph.D.
2005, University of South Florida
Daniel J. Segrist, Ph.D.
2000, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mitsuru Shimizu, Ph.D.
2009, State University of New York - Buffalo
Susan L. Thomas, Ph.D.
1988, University of Missouri - Columbia
Faculty listing current as of May 2013.
Dr. Dan Segrist, Program Director
Department of Psychology
Campus Box 1121, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1121
Phone: (618) 650‑3159