The Department of Psychology focuses on the study of human behavior and communities.

Students within this department will learn to help people, communities and agencies tackle major challenges by addressing systemic and individual problems. The courses within this department help students develop insights and core skills translating a variety of professional settings. Studies focus on treatments for a spectrum of psychological disorders as well as how to conduct in-depth research to gain a scientific understanding of human behavior. 

Our students graduate well-prepared for future endeavors. Professional paths include positions as a case manager for a social service agency, a career counselor for students at a university, a researcher of consumer behavior for a marketing firm, and a manager of a daycare center for children.


Students are encouraged to pursue for-credit internships, including those with organizations that provide grief support and counseling, training for new parents, resources for at-risk youth, hospice care and other services. Our students have worked in schools, community centers and nonprofit organizations.

Faculty & Staff

Student Organizations

Psi Chi

New College students with at least nine hours in Psychology and a GPA of 3.0 are eligible for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. Psi Chi recognizes scholastic achievement and promotes excellence in psychology through a wide range of local, regional and national programs.

Contact: Michael Disch, 512-448-8679. 

Psychology Society 

This organization affords its members the opportunity to improve their knowledge of allied branches of learning and promotes understanding, mutual esteem and unified effort among its members.

Contact: Jeannetta Williams, 512-637-1920.