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Psychology Major

 

B.S. in Psychology

Degree Requirements (web)

 

Suggested Four Year Plans

Students first enrolled Fall 2011 and after (pdf)

Students enrolled prior to Fall 2011 and transfer students (pdf)

 

Program Goals

Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology- Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems. 

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking- The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods. 

Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility- The skills in this domain involve the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings. 

Goal 4: Communication- Students should demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Goal 5: Professional Development- The skills in this domain refer to abilities that sharpen student readiness for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate school, or professional school. 

 


General Statements Included in All GC Syllabi

Religious Observance Policy

Students are permitted to miss class in observance of religious holidays and other activities observed by a religious group of which the student is a member without academic penalty. Exercising of one’s rights under this policy is subject to the GC Honor Code. Students who miss class in observance of a religious holiday or event are required to make up the coursework missed as a result from the absence. The nature of the make-up assignments and the deadline for completion of such assignments are at the sole discretion of the instructor. Failure to follow the prescribed procedures voids all student rights under this policy.

Assistance for Student Needs Related to Disability

If you have a disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, you may be eligible to receive accommodations to assist in programmatic and physical accessibility. Disability Services, a unit of the GCSU Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, can assist you in formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and in providing support in developing appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access to all GCSU programs and facilities. Course requirements will not be waived, but accommodations may assist you in meeting the requirements. For documentation requirements and for additional information, we recommend that you contact Disability Services located in 122 Lanier Hall at 478-445-5931 or 478-445-4233.

Student Opinion Surveys statement

Given the technological sophistication of Georgia College students, the student opinion survey is being delivered through an online process. Your constructive feedback plays an indispensable role in shaping quality education at Georgia College. All responses are completely confidential and your name is not stored with your responses in any way. In addition, instructors will not see any results of the opinion survey until after final grades are submitted to the University. An invitation to complete the online opinion survey is distributed to students near the end of the semester. Your participation in this very important process is greatly appreciated.

Academic Honesty

The integrity of students and their written and oral work is a critical component of the academic process.  The submission of another’s work as one’s own is plagiarism and will be dealt with using the procedures outlined in the GC Catalog.  Remember that allowing another student to copy one’s own work violates standards of academic integrity. 

Fire Drills

Fire drills will be conducted annually. In the event of a fire alarm, students will exit the building in a quick and orderly manner through the nearest hallway exit. Learn the floor plan and exits of the building. Do not use elevators. If you encounter heavy smoke, crawl on the floor so as to gain fresh air. Assist disabled persons and others if possible without endangering your own life. Assemble for a head count on the front lawn of main campus or other designated assembly area.

Turnitin

This course (or section) uses plagiarism prevention technology. Students have the option of submitting papers online through a plagiarism prevention service or allowing the instructor to submit hard copies of these papers. The papers may be retained by the service for the sole purpose of checking for plagiarized content in future student submissions.

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Minor in Psychology

Seventeen (17) hours (with a grade of C or better) distributed as follows:

  1. PSYC 2700 Statistics for the Behavioral & Health Sciences (4 hours)
  2. PSYC 2800 Research Methods in Psychology. (4 hours)
  3. Nine (9) hours of PSYC courses at the 3000-4000 level. Independent Studies and Internships may not be used to create a minor. Three (3) of the nine hours must come from the Psychology Content Area (3000 level courses).
 
 
 
 
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Commonly Used Forms

Department of Psychological Science:

Change of Major to Psychology (pdf)
Minor/Second Major Graduation Form (pdf)
Change of Advisor Request (pdf)
Dr. Bill McDaniel Research Scholarship Application (doc)
Example of Scholarship Applications (pdf 1) (pdf 2)
 
Letter of Recommendation Request (doc)
Supplemental Instructor Application (doc)
PSYC 4940 Independent Study Contract (doc)
PSYC 4970 Senior Thesis Instructions (pdf)
PSYC 4970 Senior Thesis Contract (doc)
 
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