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Focus your creative mind and turn your curiosity into a career. At Columbus State, you’ll study the science behind psychology – developing new insights and building the skills you need to improve the lives of others.

Columbus State’s curriculum includes empirical, theoretical, and applied approaches to the study of psychology. Here, you’ll be free to pursue specialty areas within the discipline, design independent study projects that match your interests, and build your professional network through internships.

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Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.


  • Dr. Diana Riser - CSU Teaching Innovation Award (2021)
  • Stephanie Clarke - Psychology Student of Excellence Award (2021)
  • Erin Daniel - Psychology Undergraduate Research Award (2021)
  • Kathleen Rhinebolt - Psychology Academic Achievement Award (2021)
  • Stephanie Clarke – Co-winner Best Poster Presentation, CSU Tower Day (2021)
  • Julia Vroman - Psychology Student of Excellence Award (2020)
  • Andrea Dorbu - Psychology Undergraduate Research Award (2020)
  • Cera Marano - Psychology Academic Achievement Award (2020)
  • Dr. Aisha Adams - CSU Teaching Innovation Award (2020)
  • Dr. Diana Riser - CSU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (2020)
  • Dr. Aisha Adams - Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow (2020)
  • Dr. Stephanie da Silva - Chancellor's Learning Scholar (2018–2020)
  • Dr. Diana Riser - Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow (2018)
  • Dr. Stephanie da Silva - CSU Teaching Innovation Award (2018)

  About Us

Discovery and innovation is at the heart of Psychology at CSU. We’re focused on helping students think creatively and critically, conduct cutting-edge research, analyze data, and present results. Multiple research labs and facilities support coursework and independent study initiatives. Our instructors are accomplished professionals in the field of psychology. Current faculty research projects include brain function, memory, gender identity, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and much more.

From cognitive psychology to behavior analysis, the department prepares students for rewarding careers and advanced study. To enrich the learning experience, we offer study abroad programs and opportunities for students to be part of the Psychology Club, the local chapter of Psi Chi, and the International Honor Society in Psychology.