Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The curriculum is technically oriented and stresses quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior. The undergraduate curriculum is based on a strong emphasis in the sciences and mathematics and provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and other professional and academic graduate programs. In addition, many students with the BS degree in psychology choose to enter a variety of fields, including computer software design, human resources, marketing, human factors, system design, personnel selection and training, and management.

 

International Plan

Psychology's International Plan follows the Institute model to develop a global competence within the student's major program of study. It thus integrates the student's international studies and experiences with the School's quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior.

In addition to the requirements for the BS in Psychology, students must complete the following:

  1. take three international courses, including one from each of the following categories: international relations, global economics, and a course on a specific country or region;
  2. spend two consecutive terms abroad engaged in fulfilling psychology electives (must be approved by the School of Psychology prior to enrolling in courses), free electives, humanities, and/or social science electives;
  3. demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level language study (to be determined by testing); and,
  4. incorporate the international experience within the capstone course or the senior thesis.

Research Option

The curriculum is technically oriented and stresses quantitative and experimental approaches to the study of behavior. The undergraduate curriculum is based on a strong emphasis in the sciences and mathematics and provides an excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and other professional and academic graduate programs. The Research Plan in the School of Psychology provides additional research experience for those students seeking to continue their education in graduate school.

BSMS Option

The BSMS Option allows eligible students to double count a maximum of 6 credit hours toward undergraduate and graduate requirements while still completing all other program requirements to earn both degrees. The credit must be approved coursework (4000-level or higher; not seminar or research credit) completed with a grade of 'B' or higher.

To apply for the option, undergraduate Psychology students  must have at least 30 credit hours earned at Georgia Tech with an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher, and fewer than 90 credits overall (including transfer credit).

The minimum GPA to graduate with an undergraduate degree in Psychology to continue to the MS in Psychology program is 3.0. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'B' or higher.

Students will need to consult with an advisor to indicate which courses are sharing with the graduate degree in DegreeWorks.