Human Services and Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Human Services and Psychology in the College of Professional Advancement.

We’re excited that you’re interested in our programs and we hope to answer any questions you may have about our degree offerings, along with where they may take you after you finish your degree at Mercer.

Our faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and training, including pertinent life experiences to help provide you with the best education possible. The faculty in the Department of Human Services and Psychology also strive to teach in ways that are innovative and creative, while keeping up with current research and professional standards that put our students in the best position possible to achieve their goals, whatever they may be!

In our department, we offer three degree options with flexible modalities that meet the needs of our non-traditional students. We offer a master’s degree in Human Services, with flexible courses online, Saturdays classes, and in a blended format. Additionally, we offer a bachelor’s degree in Psychology that can be completed fully online or face-to-face at our Atlanta campus. Finally, we offer a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with the majority of the course work offered online, and face-to-face offerings at three of our locations in Macon, Douglas County, and Henry County.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about the specifics of our three degrees, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or any of our faculty as we’d be happy to assist to the best of our ability!

Cameron Miller, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Human Services and Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology

Mission and goals

The mission of the Department of Human Services and Psychology is to maintain a commitment to student learning by providing an innovative, interdisciplinary learning experience that promotes and integrates effective teaching, leadership, service, and research. The Department strives to provide an education that fosters development, growth, and creativity through learning while maintaining strong relationships with our students to help them achieve their educational goals. We offer three degree programs that meet the needs of students interested in the general fields of applied psychology and human services.


  • Create an environment that facilitates the development of critical-thinking skills by utilizing a number of teaching approaches that promote active analysis and synthesis of various concepts and material
  • Develop a knowledge base and skill set that enable students to interact in a multicultural society by emphasizing the relationship between theory and practice
  • Cultivate a community of learning characterized by high ethical standards and an understanding of diversity
  • Provide and promote academic programs that will respond effectively to professional communities
  • Provide and encourage opportunities for faculty development in consultation, teaching, service, and research
  • Integrate the principles and theories in an applied setting

Human Services and Psychology Programs