The Department of Psychology at Georgia Southern University proudly offers a broad range of courses and degree programs for students, as well as psychological services to the community.
We have more than 900 undergraduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees, and over 60 graduate students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs. At the undergraduate level, 700 students are enrolled in the B.S. degree at our Statesboro Campus, and 200 students are in the B.A. or B.S. degree programs at our Armstrong Campus in Savannah, which also offers a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Majors learn the foundational knowledge of psychology, exploring the breadth of the field’s research through our comprehensive (Statesboro) or experimental (Armstrong) degree tracks. Our new neuroscience track offers B.S. students at Armstrong the chance to gain an understanding of psychology’s connections with biology and chemistry. The B.A. at Armstrong Campus provides students with a minor that complements their educational and career goals. Students leave our undergraduate program with a foundational understanding of psychological science and its application, including data analysis, writing, and critical thinking. With these skills they are prepared to enter the work force or pursue graduate study in psychology or related fields.
Graduate students in our M.S. Experimental Program gain more depth in psychology as they engage in research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students also have the opportunity to learn about teaching psychology through our optional teaching emphasis. Graduates of the M.S. program work in the public or private sector, or go on for a doctoral degree.
Graduate students pursuing the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology prepare to deliver psychological therapy to people in rural areas. They learn listening skills and therapeutic techniques in the classroom, and then gain supervised experience practicing those techniques with clients in a variety of community settings. The Rural Health Research Institute combines research opportunities with community outreach and education. Graduates of the Psy.D. program are prepared to apply for licensure in the state of Georgia.
The Regents Center for Learning Disorders offers psychoeducational assessment services to college-bound students living throughout southern Georgia. Our professional staff conducts comprehensive learning assessments that give students and their parents a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and which may be used to request accommodations in school or university settings. Our staff also works in cooperation with the other two Regents Centers in the state to conduct research, develop policy, and to provide consultation services to any Georgia public college or university, with the goal of improving the understanding of learning disorders in Georgia.
The Psychology Clinic at our Statesboro Campus offers psychological services to residents of Bulloch County and the surrounding counties. People who experience anxiety, behavior problems in childhood, depression, sexual assault, stress and other difficulties can receive psychological therapy at the clinic. These services are delivered by doctoral students under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.