General Education Requirements: 37
hoursFull Program Requirements
Required Courses: 31 hours
Concentration and Elective Hours: vary
Total: 120 hours
Why Study Psychology?
Based on the
learning goals for undergraduate psychology recommended by the American
Psychological Association, Governors State’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology equips students with skills in
critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and research, and offers a
focus on cultural awareness, ethics, and personal development.
As a psychology
student, you will have the opportunity to advance your academic and
professional interests through concentrations in Forensic Psychology,
Mindfulness Studies, and Pre-Clinical Psychology. Students intending to pursue
graduate study are encouraged to work closely with their advisors to
strategically meet the requirements of graduate programs.You also have opportunities for gaining
experience in research and field work in psychology.
As a psychology
student, you can get involved on campus through opportunities in the GSU Psychology
Club or the GSU Psi Chi chapter—the international honor society in psychology.
Reach Your Career Goals
degree in psychology lays the groundwork for the advanced degree needed to
become a psychologist. Psychology graduates may alternately choose to enter a
wide range of complementary fields, including—but not limited to—criminal
justice, public relations, marketing, research, and writing.
advanced graduate studies in psychology within your area of academic and
Learn to apply
your studies in psychology to the legal arena in this concentration. Forensic
psychologists assist in cases such as child custody assessments, counseling
services to victims of crime, and the screening of law enforcement applicants.
concentration, you will study the practice of mindfulness: a self-regulation technique
that focuses on training attention and awareness under greater voluntary
control. Its practice has been shown to result in greater general mental
well-being and specific benefits such as greater focus and relationship
satisfaction and reduced stress and rumination (American Psychological
to provide clinical services for all sociocultural groups, this concentration
will equip you with a foundational knowledge of clinical psychology while
diving deeper into specific points across the lifespan.
Students who do not choose a concentration will complete the general psychology concentration.
Alli Cipra, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator