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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Pathway, A.S.

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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Rooted in science and philosophy, it examines a variety of topics, including individual and interpersonal behavior, thinking, problem-solving, motivations and emotions.

Psychology can increase understanding of oneself and others in a variety of contexts and has many applications to people’s daily lives. Much of life entails developing and maintaining relationships, whether with coworkers, managers, customers, patients, students, teachers, parents, partners, spouses or children. Psychology provides a foundation for students to understand themselves and people’s interactions with them.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Area A: Essential Skills 
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations 
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences 
  • Area E: Social Science

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

* Students must have a 2.3 grade-point average in PSYC 1101 and the next two Psychology Area F courses attempted (with a minimum grade of “C” in PSYC 1101) to be eligible for the B.A. or B.S. in Psychology and to take 3000- and 4000-level PSYC courses at Georgia State University-Atlanta. (See Major Eligibility Requirements in section 3500 of the bachelor’s catalog.)

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Recommendation for B.A. Degree in Psychology

Recommendation for students seeking to continue toward a B.A. degree in Psychology at Georgia State University-Atlanta:

  • World Language at the 1002, 2001, or 2002 level 3 Credit Hours

Recommendation for B.S. Degree in Psychology

Recommendation for students seeking to continue toward a B.S. degree in Psychology at GSU-Atlanta:

Select from the following: