Psychology B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Psychology
Careers, Ethics and Professionalism
Research and Analysis I
Select 9 credit hours from the following:
Introduction to Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Diversity of Life
Human Biology
Introduction to Family Science
Child Development
Lifespan Development
Computer Applications
and Computer Concepts
Human Communication (Prerequisite ENGL   1101)
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Literature And Humanities
Introduction to Human Geography
World Regional Geography
Introduction to International Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Introduction to Recreational Therapy
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Social Services
Major Requirements
Research Design Requirement
PSYC   3141Research and Analysis II4
Diversity Requirement
Select at least one course from this area3
Special Topics in Diversity
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of Gender
Psychology of Substance Abuse
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Personality Psychology
Older Adult Developmental Psychology
Health Psychology
Women and Mental Health
Select one of the following concentrations:
Comprehensive Concentration
Fundamental Knowledge: Select four courses from this area:12
Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Principles of Learning
Physiological Psychology
Social Psychology
Major Elective: Select three upper division (3000 or above) PSYC courses as approved by advisor9
Capstone: Select one of the following courses:3-4
Senior Research
History and Systems
Senior Seminar
Senior Internship
Directed Empirical Review
Directed Research Project
Free Electives: Select 28-29 credit hours (at least 9 hours must be upper division (3000 or above))28-29
Experimental Concentration
Major Field: Complete all of the following courses:20
Physiological Psychology
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Cognitive Neuroscience I
Cognitive Neuroscience II
Learning and Behavior
Learning and Behavior Lab
Research and Analysis III
Research and Analysis III Lab
Major Elective: Select two of the following courses:6
Drugs and Behavior
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Human Resource Development Skills
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Child Developmental Psychology
Personality Psychology
Psychological Tests and Measurements
Leadership and Group Dynamics
Principles of Behavior Change
Behavior Assessment
Behavior Change Techniques
Psychology of Language
Clinical Psychology
Health Psychology
Women and Mental Health
Motivation and Emotion
Sensation and Perception
Comparative Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
History and Systems
Guided Electives: Select 21 credit hours (any courses from the following colleges: Behavorial and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, Engineering and Computing, Health Professions or Public Health)21
Free Electives: Select any two upper division (3000 or above) courses6
Total Credit Hours124

Program Progression Requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all required PSYC and Related Field courses, as well as all prerequisite courses before enrolling in the advanced courses. 

Honors in Psychology 

To graduate with honors in Psychology, a student must: 

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • successfully complete the honors courses sequence (see advisor for details)
  • complete and present an Honors Thesis
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation


All Psychology majors, including students in the UHP, are advised by advisors in Brannen Hall (Statesboro Campus students) or in the Student Success Center (Armstrong Campus students).