Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology is dedicated to student instruction, serving the community, and the discovery of knowledge through empirical research. The department houses classrooms, laboratories, and equipment for study and research in the areas of sensation and perception, cognition, physiological psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychology of religion, and clinical psychology.
The mission of Psychology B.S. and B.A. degree programs is 1) to provide students with a course of study that reflects both the breadth and depth of the various fields of psychology and, consistent with Georgia Southern University's mission, and 2) to inspire students to be sensitive to cultural issues and individual differences, bridge scientific theory to practice, and promote personal and professional growth. This mission will be accomplished by providing students with a high-quality education about psychology, opportunities for experiential learning, and mentorship.
Students earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology will:
- recognize and respect the complexity of sociocultural diversity and individual differences;
- recognize, compare, and apply information from the core domains of psychology (i.e., developmental, physiological, cognitive, social, learning, and abnormal psychology);
- recognize, apply, and evaluate the fundamental methods and statistics of psychological science;
- recognize the value of psychology in professional and personal domains.