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2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog

Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology


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Area C for Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Area D for Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Area E for Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Choose one of the following:


Area F for Bachelor of Science in Psychology


Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours


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

Major Concentration: 33 Hours


The best set of courses to take as a psychology major will vary depending upon one’s career expectations. Students should meet with her/his academic advisor every semester to plan classes carefully. The Foundation series of courses requires a minimum of three successive semesters to complete. To progress in a timely manner toward graduation, students should enroll in PSYC 3190 - Ethical and Professional Foundations  and PSYC 3121 - Quantitative Methods  no later than the first semester of the Junior year. Students are responsible for checking prerequisites for all classes in the course catalog.

Foundation Courses: 12


(Earning grade C or better in each)

Major Electives: 15


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 , and/or independent study PSYC 4950 . 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


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.

General Electives: 9-12


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

General Electives:


General 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 general electives.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124


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