Welcome to the psychology major! 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. Psychology is a field that studies processes areas as diverse as clinical behavior problems, child development, workplace violence, self-esteem, the effect of nutrition on vision, racial prejudice, memory, how people make decisions, anxiety disorders, cognition in primates, and the effect of different drugs on neurotransmitters in the brain. In fact, the UGA psychology department has faculty members studying all of these types of issues, and many more!
Within this website, you will find information on course requirements for the psychology major, how advising works in the psychology department, how to sign up for research experience opportunities such as PSYC 4800, and different options available for psychology majors after graduation. You can also find out information about the psychology department faculty and staff, as well as graduate students and other people who work in this department.
DESIGN OF CLASSES
Most intro and major courses are taught by Psychology faculty, but some Psychology courses are taught by students in the graduate Psychology program. Psychology class sizes vary greatly. While intro courses and 3000 level courses often have 150 to 300 people in them, once students begin taking their major courses the class sizes begin to go down. Major courses can range from about 15 to 100 students with an average of about 35 students.