Outside the Classroom


Work alongside our faculty to conduct groundbreaking research projects, allowing you to gain valuable research, writing, and presentation experience.

Complete research with our faculty

Our faculty members are active members of the psychology community and conduct cutting-edge research, regularly presenting their results at professional conferences and through publications. At Mercer University, we give you the opportunity to work alongside our faculty during research projects, allowing you to gain valuable research, writing, and presentation skills. You will see how academics, scientists, and other professionals exchange ideas with one another and communicate research findings. As an undergraduate student participating in group faculty research, you will have the opportunity to author or co-author articles and present findings at conferences. This experience is crucial when applying to graduate programs in psychology.

Independent research opportunities

Mercer University provides you with opportunities to complete an independent, original research project as an undergraduate student. Our curriculum is dedicated to developing new knowledge in psychology, and undergraduates enjoy experiential learning opportunities to contribute to the field. These projects hone your skills in research, writing, and critical thinking.


Student Organizations

Connect with your classmates in organizations designed to cultivate a strong community through social events and volunteerism.

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is an organization dedicated to Psychology majors and other students interested in the topic. Its goal is to inform members about the field of psychology, host monthly social events, and volunteer in the community. Learn about our events and activities by requesting to join our Facebook group.

Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Saint Joseph's Hospital


Internship Opportunities

Our faculty can help you find internships that fit your career goals and interests. Many of our students intern at hospitals, mental health facilities, human resources departments, and more. During your internship, you will explore your career options as a psychologist and discover your specific passions in the field. This knowledge can help you make an informed choice about graduate programs and professional schools you may be interested in attending. Many internships lead to job opportunities after graduation and certification, as you form valuable relationships with industry professionals connected to the psychology community.

Graduates sit at 2019 Macon commencement.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Advanced training is a must if you want to work in many areas of psychology. Our program prepares you for the challenges you will face in graduate school, and our faculty is here to help you every step of the way.