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Welcome to our Undergraduate Program

Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UGA with over 2,100 undergraduate students in the major. The Psychology major provides a strong background in psychological theory and research within the context of a liberal arts education. The program offers classes and research opportunities to study a wide range of issues including but not limited to clinical psychological problems and disorders, child development, self-esteem, social function, sensation & perception, memory, neuroscience, workplace violence, prejudice, health psychology, and even cognition in primates. Many students pursue graduate education to prepare for careers in clinical practice, counseling and therapy, psychiatry, academia, and research. Opportunities with a bachelor’s degree include jobs in industry, mental health, government, human resources, and other organizational settings.


Students in psychology class
Students listen to John Achee lecture during a psychology class


The Psychology major is relatively small in terms of required major courses compared to other majors. This means that the Psychology major is an excellent second major option. If students do not wish to double major, they can take extra elective courses or choose a minor or certificate program.

Program Information and Resources

Major Degrees
Detailed information about undergraduate degrees

Double Dawgs 
Learn more about earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years

Undergraduate Course Schedules
See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules

Contacts for Undergraduate advisement

Access syllabi for current and past Psychology courses

Learn more about the UGA Psychology Clinic Undergraduate Internship

Psychology Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP)
Promotes opportunities for undergraduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds to receive mentoring in the field of psychology

Departmental Awards
The Department of Psychology is seeking candidates for undergraduate awards for this academic year

Psi Chi
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology

Several career academic, private, and public pathway resources

Undergraduate resources are available here

Fast Facts

  • Current number of majors: over 2,100
  • Number of undergraduate faculty: over 30
  • Can you minor in Psychology: No
  • Are there any Psychology certificate programs: No
  • Areas of emphasis within Psychology: Neuroscience
  • Popular second majors: Biology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Cognitive Science, Statistics
  • Psychology is also a popular major for prehealth students
  • Undergraduate organizations: Psi Chi, the undergraduate Psychology honor society. Students need have completed a certain number of Psychology courses and meet GPA standards to be initiated into Psi Chi. However, any Psychology students are welcome to attend the Psi Chi meetings without being initiated.

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