What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

4 years

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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


Psychology, B.A. or B.S.

Department of Psychology or General Inquiries

Psychology Undergraduate Program

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The department offers students the option of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree.

Students in both programs can pursue the following two options:

  • General Program in Psychology
  • Concentration in Community Psychology

Students in the bachelor of science program can also pursue a third option:

  • Concentration in Pre-Medicine

The topics of investigation in psychology range from the life sciences to the social sciences and applications occur in clinical, industrial, community and other social contexts. Psychological knowledge contributes to the understanding of experience and behavior and to the formation of optimal personal relations.

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 for advanced students in a variety of areas.

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.

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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.



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.


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

General Inquiries

Psychology Undergraduate Program

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.