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    Undergraduate Program

    Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UGA, and offers students a broad, scientifically-based education applicable to a wide variety of careers.

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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

The UGA Department of Psychology, within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is a nationally recognized department with award-winning professors who are dedicated to providing the highest quality education possible to our students. The UGA Psychology Department is committed to fostering a safe, welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff

Racial Trauma Guide


UGA COVID 19 Guide


Racism and hate do not belong in our Society, our University, and not in our Department of Psychology. In these times of example after example of intolerable treatment of persons of color, the Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Department of Psychology publicly and vehemently denounce the hate and violence that has been, and continues to be, perpetrated on our students, colleagues, and community because of race, gender, sexuality, and other marginalized identities. We promise to do all things within our scope and power to reduce and eliminate these injustices and to take direct actions to further the inclusive development of our local and broader University community to make sure that all are safe, supported, and protected from such objectionable treatment. This is not a political statement. This is a moral and human statement.


Latest News

4th year clinical graduate student, Kelly Rea, has been awarded a fellowship through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Graduate Psychology Education Grant, “Expanding Georgia’s Behavioral Health Workforce for Integrated OUD/SUD Prevention an
Congratulations to doctoral student Dominique La Barrie, selected as a Goizueta Foundation Scholar! This program is administered by the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, and she will work with CLASE to support their research and outreach efforts.
After 27 years on the faculty in the Psychology Department, we congratulate Dr. Kecia Thomas on her new position as Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr.

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