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In accordance with the tenets for authentic learning in psychology established by the American Psychological Association, the psychology degree program at Athens State University is committed to guiding students to become psychologically literate citizens of the 21st century by providing a broad and balanced understanding of psychology as a social and natural science.

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Overview
The Psychology degree program emphasizes the value of psychology for developing insight into one’s own and others’ behavior and mental processes. To do so, students will take courses that range from statistics to cognitive psychology. Some examples of courses include:

  • Psychology of Learning
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Thinking, Writing, and Speaking in the Behavioral Science

In addition, the program focuses on recognizing, understanding, and respecting the complexity of sociocultural diversity.

What Can You Do with a Psychology Degree?
Students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology are prepared to enter a variety of careers such as mental health, social service, counseling, or advocacy. In addition, the degree prepares students for graduate studies in many subfields of psychology, such as forensic psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology and child and adolescent development.