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Psychology Club

Do you want to know more about Psychology Club and what we are all about? Do you want to hear some reasons why it is good for YOU to join? Well, here you are!! (Find us on Facebook)

  • WHO Everyone is invited to be involved. You do not have to be a Psych major or minor to become involved. No matter what your interests are, you are welcome.
  • WHAT We are both an academic and social club. We provide a nice balance between academic events to further our education and careers as well as hold social events just to have some good old fun!!
  • WHEN & WHERE We meet at least twice a month. Our meetings are held on Wednesdays at 3:00 in Jonas 302. As a member of the club you are not required to attend every meeting, however, it is best to come to them as often as possible so as to stay current with what is going on. If you cannot make it but want to, we would be happy to email the information from the previous meeting.
  • WHY There are so many answers to this question: Leadership Experience, Recognition, Association, Learning, Service To The Community.
  • HOW MUCH TIME? You should plan to spend at least 5 to 10 hours a semester outside of meetings getting involved with club events and activities. Being involved more only helps you out more!! An organization is only what its members make of it- and we can make ours great.

Most importantly, Psychology Club is made up of great students who know how to have great fun.  There is so much support to be found here and help is always there no matter what you need it for.  Not only are the students but the professors in the Psych Dept are also always receptive and eager to get involved as well.  It is a great way to make a difference on campus and in our community, a great way to help you move forward in your careers and education, and a great way to gain friendships that will last a lifetime.

Some Places In The Area That Are Of Interest To Psych Club

  • CASA
    605.578.1161 (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • PALS
    605.642.2785  (Northern Hills Training Center)
    605.642.7825 (Spearfish Safe House)
    605.584.3560(Belle Fourche Safe House)
    605.642.4745 (Senior In-patient Facility)

For more information, contact Psychology Club President Taarna Murray.



Dr. Emilia Boeschen (center) meets with senior Psychology students and former interns Maggie Gilliland (left)  and Amanda Koepp (right).

Dr. Boeschen coordinates internships for the Psychology Program.  Contact Dr. Boeschen for more information.

PSYC 494 - Internship in Psychology

Applied, monitored and supervised, field based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses. This course requires permission of the instructor and/or College Dean.
Semester Hours: 1-12


If you are thinking about going to graduate school or to another kind of professional school, like medical school, after you graduate from BHSU, you should try to get involved in research.

If you are interested in pursuing a research project or working on a faculty's project under the mentorship of  Dr. Emilia Boeshen, Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis, Dr. Eric Clapham, Dr. Nathan Deichert, or Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, stop by their office (Skywalk 215, 210, 212, 207, and 213) or email them for additional information.