Membership of the Psychology Club at USCL is open to all students who have an interest in psychology. The main benefit of becoming a Psychology Club member is the opportunity to become familiar with career directions in the field, and with professionals on and off campus. As follows, the goals that guide the topics that are covered in Psychology Club meetings are as follows:
- To promote interest and knowledge of different sub disciplines in psychology
- To familiarize students with the psychology faculty at USCL
- To familiarize students with the teaching and research styles of professionals at
other universities through the Psychology Club Lecture Series
- To provide a platform to induct new members into the national honors society, Psi
- To provide guidance to undergraduate students seeking potential admission to a graduate
program in psychology
- To inform students of opportunities to volunteer or work on campus and in the community
- To develop a research topic and plan a research design for presentation at the annual South Carolina Psychological Association (SCPA) conference in Myrtle Beach, SC
Psi Beta: USCL Chapter
Psi Beta is a national honors society for undergraduate students with an interest in psychology. Membership to this society is an honor and carries with it the benefit of eligibility for national awards. Dr. Kate Holland is currently the Primary Advisor for the USCL chapter of Psi Beta. Dr. Mark Coe is also an advisor for Psi Beta. They routinely induct highly motivated undergraduate students into Psi Beta each semester. Below are the criteria that must be met to qualify for induction into Psi Beta:
- You have completed a college psychology course with a grade of B or higher. (3.0 or
higher for major GPA)
- You have completed 12 units of college coursework with a cumulative college GPA of
3.0 or higher, or your GPA is within the top 35% of GPAs at your college.
- You have an interest in psychology.
- You have good standing in the community.
- You pay a $50 one time, lifetime fee.
In the past, the faculty advisors have obtained funding to assist qualified students in paying the induction fee for Psi Beta membership.