Psychology Major

No grade below C will be acceptable in any psychology course for psychology majors.

Core Curriculum Requirements

60 Hours

All baccalaureate programs at North Georgia have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found in Core Curriculum. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A

no exceptions - take the course you qualify for (strongly advises MATH 1111 or higher)

Area B

no exceptions

Area C

no exceptions

Area D

Strongly recommend PSYC majors to take BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108K to satisfy prerequisites; and either MATH 2400 or CSCI 1250

Area E

Psychology majors must place PSYC 1101 in Area F.

Area F. Psychology Degree Related Courses

18 hours

PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 1102 Advanced General Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 2103 Human Growth and Development

3 hours

Three (3) electives at the 1000-2000 level (PSYC 1002, MATH 2400, and CSCI 1250 are recommended)

9 hours

G. Major and other Courses

39 hours

Required courses

27 hours

PSYC 3070 Quantitative Methods

4 hours

PSYC 3080 Research Methods

4 hours

PSYC 3150 Social Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 3310 Learning and Cognition

3 hours

PSYC 3430 Theories of Personality

3 hours

PSYC 3530 Abnormal Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 4230 Neuroscience

3 hours

PSYC 4900 Senior Psychology Seminar

3 hours

At least one of the following labs must be taken. You may take 2, 3, or all 4 labs, but those hours will only count in the open elective area.

PSYC 3150L Social Psychology Lab

1 hour

PSYC 3310L Learning and Cognition Lab

1 hour

PSYC 3530L Abnormal Psychology Lab

1 hour

PSYC 4230L Neuroscience Lab

1 hour

The remaining 12 hours from the following courses:

PSYC 3090 History and Systems of Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 3181 Psychology of Aging

3 hours

PSYC 3400 Sport Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 3520 Human Sexuality

3 hours

PSYC 3600 Psychology of Women

3 hours

PSYC 4250 Sensation and Perception

3 hours

PSYC 4650 Group Dynamics

3 hours

PSYC 4669 Organizational Behavior

3 hours

PSYC 4750 Internship in Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 4840 Counseling and Clinical Theories and Interventions

3 hours

PSYC 4950 Independent Study in Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 4960 Psychological Reading and Research

3 hours

PSYC 4970 Senior Honors Thesis

3 hours

PSYC 3060 Health Psychology

3 hours

PSYC 4950A Leadership Special Topic: Certified Mediation

3 hours

PSYC 4950B Leadership Special Topic: Interpersonal Communication

3 hours

PSYC 4950C Leadership Special Topic: Mentoring and Active Listening

3 hours

PSYC 4950D Leadership Special Topic: Leadership and Media

3 hours

Minor- 15-18 hours: An academic minor is required for all Psychology majors. Students are to consult with their faculty advisors about the choice of a minor.

*Independent study (PSYC 4950) is not a repeatable course for Psychology majors or minors.

Open electives

6 hours

 

 

U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History requirement

 

Military Science requirements (for students in the Military)

12 hours

Regents' Requirements