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    Jul 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology

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Program Overview

A BS degree in Psychology prepares students for diverse and rewarding careers through classes in human learning, cognition, social psychology, biological psychology, development, and more. Our students have opportunities to take part in undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, the Leadership certificate, Honors classes and more.

Program Contact
Chair: Dr. Michael Hoane
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements

Core Areas A - E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Select remaining 9 hours from approved 1000‑2000 courses

A grade of D or better required in these courses.

Major Concentration: 33 Hours

Foundation Courses: 12 Hours

A grade of C or better is required in all courses.

Major Electives: 15 Hours

PSYC 3000-4000 courses. (Earning grade C or better) Restrictions: No more than 3 hours of credit to be counted in the major may come from undergraduate research PSYC 4990 , internship PSYC 4960 , independent study PSYC 4950 , and/or HONR 3999/4000. This policy does not apply to non-repetitive special topics courses which might carry a PSYC 3950  or PSYC 4950  designation.

Minor and Electives: 27 Hours

There are two options for completing these hours. One option is to choose a minor; the second option is to take general electives without a minor. Regardless of the option selected, students must meet the university requirement of 39 hours of upper level coursework, 33 of which are met through the major.

Option I - Minor

The minor is optional for Psychology majors. Students who plan carefully may take advantage of the minor to designate an area of subspecialty. 

Minor Concentration: 15-18 Hours

Students majoring in psychology may choose to have a minor and should consult with their advisor on this selection, especially in cases where the student wishes the minor to support career goals. Some minors require 15 hours, others require 18 hours. Please see the catalog description for any given minor to determine the requirements.

Free Electives: 9-12 Hours

Free electives may be taken at any level, and may include additional psychology courses. Wellness classes may not count toward the free electives.

Option II - No Minor

If a student chooses the no-minor option, s/he may take more psychology upper level electives or electives from other disciplines as long as they satisfy the requirement of 39 total upper level hours. Students may substitute a second major for the minor and/or elective courses. Details on taking a second major are provided elsewhere in the catalog and may require 3 additional credits for graduation.

Free Electives:

Free electives may be taken at any level, and may include additional psychology courses. The student should consult with the advisor to ensure that the electives include at least 6 credit hours of upper division classes in addition to the major. Wellness classes may not count toward the free electives.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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