Psychology

Explore what makes people think they way they think and act the way they act – in other words, what makes people tick.

As a psychology student at Oglethorpe:

  • You’ll learn to understand, apply, and critique empirical methods of research – from controlled experiments in the lab to naturalistic observations.
  • You’ll practice analyzing your research findings, and communicating them clearly in both speaking and writing.
  • You’ll even develop posters and presentations for professional conferences.
  • You’ll explore the major theoretical advances of modern and contemporary psychology, comparing and contrasting the various schools of thought.
  • You’ll become more observant and more insightful, with greater understanding of the human condition.

When you graduate, you’ll be a sharper thinker and a stronger communicator, with a deeper understanding of yourself and your fellow human beings – valuable assets in any life you choose to build.

Offered as:
B.A.L.S. in Psychology
Minor in Psychology

Download Psychology major requirements.

Real World Experience

From internships at Atlanta’s influential research centers and nonprofit organizations, to the campus psychology lab (offering undergraduate research opportunities galore), you’ll have plenty of opportunities to turn theory into practice.

Complete a high-impact internship, choosing from a diverse selection of organizations. Here are just a few of the organizations where Adult Degree Program students have completed an internship:

  • American Red Cross
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Atlanta International School
  • Chastain Arts Center
  • CNN
  • Georgia Power
  • North DeKalb Mental Heath Center
  • Pineapple Public Relations
  • Q100

Consider joining Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology – our Oglethorpe chapter has been going strong since 1985. The outstanding Psi Chi students host a variety of fun and educational events throughout the year.

Go deeper into the discipline with hands-on research.Take Adult Degree Program students Twain Carter, Mary Kathryn Brown, Yeisi Alvarado-Santana and Chelsea Ventura, who presented their research at the Southeastern Psychology Association in 2015. Every year, Oglethorpe students apply to present their projects at national professional conferences – and they’re frequently accepted.

Life After Oglethorpe

Your degree in psychology will help you develop a broad range of valuable skills: the ability to research efficiently and effectively; to communicate with clarity in speaking and writing; and to understand other people at a deeper level. So even if you don’t choose to pursue a career as a psychologist, you can put your training to work in a variety of fields.

Oglethorpe psychology alumni are making an impact in the psychology field. One is an associate professor of psychology at Berry College; another is an assistant professor at Albion College. Another alum is serving as a child psychologist and fellow at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Other psychology graduates have found successful careers in advertising, business, education, management, marketing, law, sales, social work, and more.

Read success stories of Psychology graduates, and see where they’ve gone to graduate, medical, and law school on the Psychology Department website.

 

Convenient Location

100-acre campus near Marta and all major interstates

Enjoy the small college experience with all the benefits of a big city.

Learn More

Accelerated Learning

Finish your degree more quickly

Our 8-week sessions allow you to attend full-time while concentrating on just two classes at a time.

Learn More

Expert Faculty

Top caliber courses taught by tenured faculty

No lecture halls and teaching assistants here. Get to know your professors on a personal level and participate in meaningful class discussions.

Learn More

Career Advancement

Resources to help you take the next step in your career

Identify your strengths, prepare for job interviews, and sharpen your resume.

Learn More