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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Are you interested in understanding how the mind develops and works? How about the behavior of individuals and the influence of various factors?

Earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Georgia Southern and bridge science to theory and theory to practice with classroom and hands-on experiences that recognize, compare and apply concepts and theories from abnormal, cognitive, developmental, learning, physiological, and social psychology.

Psychology majors at Georgia Southern have an opportunity to pursue a variety of mentorship and hands-on experiences by becoming involved with faculty-led research or pursuing an off-campus internship. These experiences assist students in gaining the content knowledge, scientific perspective, and technical skills that are applicable to a variety of careers and are necessary to gain entrance into graduate degree programs.

BS in Psychology Fast Facts

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Format: In Person on the Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses

Credit Hours: 124

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Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology

 At Georgia Southern University, our mission is to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running in your psychology career. Coached by world-class faculty with decades of experience, you’ll get excellent classroom instruction, and a wide range of hands-on opportunities to help real people in need. You’ll enjoy a best-value, convenient, metro location with plenty of opportunities, as well as an intimate learning experience with professors and mentors who will help you each step of the way.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychologists and counselors with continued study in the field will see a steady increase in available career options with an average salary of more than $80,000 per year.

Average salary

$80,000

per year.

BS in Psychology Curriculum

The B.S. Psychology coursework provides students with a breadth and depth of the various fields of psychology, inspires students to be sensitive to cultural issues and individual differences as well as promotes personal and professional growth.

Coursework can be completed in-person on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah, Liberty Campus in Hinesville or the Statesboro Campus and includes components in research design, application and social responsibility, fundamental knowledge in biologic and evolutionary bases for behavior, mental processes, behavior change, change across the lifespan, person and situation, and experiential learning. 

Want to Minor in Psychology?

Georgia Southern’s Department of Psychology offers several different minors to fit your needs. Learn more about our minors:

Student Organizations

Get involved with a psychology student organization and connect with fellow psychology enthusiasts like you!

  • Psych Coalition (Statesboro Campus)
  • Get Psych’d (Armstrong Campus)
  • Psi Chi (the International Honors Society in Psychology)

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree

With an undergraduate degree in psychology, alumni have the opportunity to work in a variety of fields, including:

  • Health and Human Services: case manager, mental health technician, rehabilitation specialist, social worker, partial care worker, lab assistant, behavioral analyst
  • Educational Services: career counselor, intervention specialist, teacher, child care worker
  • Marketing: marketing specialist, advertising specialist, market analyst, market researcher
  • Business: data/financial analyst, human resources manager 
  • Criminal Justice: forensic analyst, victims’ advocate, law enforcement, probation/parole officer

You can also choose to continue into graduate studies at Georgia Southern, allowing you to expand your career options in psychological science and licensed and certified professions within clinical psychology and behavior analysis.

Learn more about our M.S. Experimental Psychology, M.S. Behavior Analysis, and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology programs.

Have Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Ellen Williams

Department of Psychology
PO Box 8041
Statesboro, GA 30460
912-478-5539
ehwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu

You can find your Academic Advisor at the CBSS Advisement Center page.

Behavior Analysis Certification

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has verified the behavior analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Last updated: 1/26/2023