The Psychology Department at UNC Asheville offers an exclusively undergraduate liberal arts program which combines the rigor of pre-professional training for careers in psychology with the educational advantages of liberal arts learning. In contrast to larger, research-oriented universities, we offer smaller classes taught by professors, the opportunity to interact with professors both in and out of class, and an emphasis on personal and experiential engagement through undergraduate research and a rich program of extra-curricular functions.
We are a team of 12 full-time faculty with doctoral degrees, one extremely busy office admininstrator, a few Ph.D.-qualified and devoted teachers who help out when needed, and about 180 psychology majors. If you are interested in psychology as a major or as a career or just curious about our program and faculty please feel free to navigate our website through the links to the right. You will find our departmental mission statement, a list of our faculty and staff which includes faculty interests and teaching duties, a description of the undergraduate psychology major, information on careers in psychology, and numerous links useful for both current and prospective students.
We have designed our program to be challenging and demanding, both academically and personally, as is appropriate in preparation for a career of professionalism and leadership, and in keeping with UNC Asheville's high academic standards. We are also a community of concerned scholars -- students and faculty alike -- dedicated to supporting each other as we work together to make the world a better place through the knowledge and best practices of the discipline. If you are a prospective student, we invite you to learn more about us and to join our community. The work will be hard but -- as in all of life -- ultimately the most rewarding.