Psychology Major

Why Choose a Psychology Major at GSU?

A psychology major or minor is a popular choice at GSU and our College of Education offers excellent undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Psychology coursework teaches students about factors that affect human behavior and the methods used to treat behavioral and psychological disorders.  The curriculum for our undergraduate program is aligned with the American Psychological Association’s undergraduate psychology learning goals.  

A Psychology Major Prepares You for an Important Career

As a psychology major, you gain the knowledge, methods, and applications that will be required for professional careers, including communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills, as well as enhanced socio-cultural and international awareness.  Our class sizes are small to ensure personalized attention and students are taught by experienced professors - not teaching assistants.

Psychology students have a choice of four concentrations to further advance career options: Forensic Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Mindfulness Studies and Pre-Clinical Psychology.  You will find details on our website, but if you need more information, contact a department advisor.   

GSU offers quality 4-year undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and certificate programs and our highly diverse student body is made up of individuals from all backgrounds and ages.  Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s Southland, we are an easy commute with a Metra station and both I-57 and I-80 nearby. 

GSU also offers a wide range of activities that includes athletics, honor societies and more than 70 clubs and organizations to meet your every interest.

GSU invites you to explore our many degree, certificate and individual course offerings listed on our website.  We have programs, activities and services that are designed to make your college experience more satisfying.   Contact us to learn more about our excellent programs and why the right choice for you might be to become a psychology major. 

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