What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

4 years

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online (see details*)

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

FALL SEMESTER

  • Admissions Application Opens: August 1
  • Final Application Deadline: April 1

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: October 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: December 1

SUMMER SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: February 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: April 1

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Psychology, B.A. or B.S.

Psychology Undergraduate Program
psyundergrad@gsu.edu

Georgia State’s psychology degree introduces you to the study of the mind and behavior. Our classes will have you applying the concepts you’re studying to clinical, industrial, community and other social contexts, while increasing your understanding of behavior and the formation of relationships.

The program offers students the option of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. Both options will have you studying the theories and basic research methods in the industry and will make you a better communicator and listener. The B.S. option requires more STEM-related coursework in science and math and graduates tend to focus on the clinical applications of the degree in their jobs or graduate school attendance. The B.A. option allows you to dive into social sciences such as economics, political science or gerontology, among other topics.

Many students find that a bachelor’s degree in psychology is a good foundation for moving into graduate work in a number of fields.

Students have the following curriculum options depending on their degree choices:

  • General Program in Psychology (B.A., B.S.)
  • Concentration in Community Psychology (B.A., B.S.)
  • Concentration in Pre-Medicine (B.S. Only)

The psychology undergraduate program has an active Honors Program and Presidential Assistants Program for exceptional students interested in advanced training in behavioral and psychological research, along with a large Psi Chi club for majors and minors. Applied and research practica are available in a variety of areas for advanced students taking in-person classes at the Atlanta Campus.

*Complete Your Degree Online

This program allows new students with the equivalent of two years of credits toward a psychology bachelor's degree to complete the final two years online.

LEARN HOW

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Students declaring the Psychology major will be listed as Pre-Psychology (either B.A. or B.S.) majors until they complete the prerequisite requirements to have their major transitioned to Psychology. In order to obtain Psychology major status, students must obtain a cumulative 2.3 grade-point average (GPA) in their first Georgia State attempt at PSYC 1101 and the next two Psychology Area F courses attempted (with a minimum grade of “C” in PSYC 1101) to be eligible to take 3000- level and/or 4000-level PSYC courses. Only the first Georgia State attempt at these three courses is considered in computing Area F GPA unless a student transfers in credit from another institution and/or exam (AP/IB) that satisfies the Pre-Psychology GPA requirement. If needed, transfer students are allowed one Georgia State attempt to complete the Pre-Psychology requirement.

For more details, see the course catalog.

The department offers three endowed scholarships for undergrads: the Elizabeth A. Kenny Scholarship, the Outstanding Psychology Honors Student Scholarship and the Theresa Nash Bernstein Scholarship in International Travel.

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Our students are prepared to face the most important problems that we face as a society. This includes include issues such as violence, substance abuse, education, intolerance, HIV, homelessness, physical health, debt and mental illness.

A career in psychology typically requires advanced study and students who successfully complete this program are well prepared for graduate-level work.

Description

Careers

Because psychology deals with human behavior, psychology grads apply their knowledge and techniques to a wide range of career endeavors, including human services, management, education, law and sports.

Contacts

General Inquiries
psychology@gsu.edu

Psychology Undergraduate Program
psyundergrad@gsu.edu

Office/Delivery Address:
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
Urban Life Building
11th Floor
140 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083

USPS Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5010
Atlanta, GA 30302-5010

25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.