psychology maze

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where will I take classes?

Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Psychology Pathway, A.S.

What Is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Rooted in science and philosophy, it examines a variety of topics, including individual and interpersonal behavior, thinking, problem-solving, motivations and emotions.

Why Study Psychology?

Psychology can increase understanding of oneself and others in a variety of contexts and
has many applications to people’s daily lives. Much of life entails developing and maintaining relationships, whether with coworkers, managers, customers, patients, students, teachers, parents, partners, spouses or children. Psychology provides a foundation for students to understand themselves and people’s interactions with them.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Pathway Details

The Psychology pathway requires 42 hours of Core Curriculum and 18 hours of courses appropriate to the pathway. For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.



Perimeter College offers a guided pathway in Psychology through which students may earn an associate of science degree and prepare themselves for transfer to a four-year institution for further education. Most job opportunities in psychology require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Psychologists may work in clinical roles where they provide counseling to people in a private practice. They also may work in other settings, where they engage in research, teaching or consulting. The demand for psychologists is expected to see continued growth. Psychology also provides a strong foundation for other occupations, including:

    ·       Business
    ·       Education
    ·       Forensics
    ·       Industrial or organizational behavior
    ·       Law and criminal justice
    ·       Medicine
    ·       Nursing
    ·       Teaching

For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Online Programs

LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science

Alicia Braswell, Administrative Assistant

Alpharetta Campus

Adam Stone, Associate Department Chair of Social Science

Contessa Paige,Administrative Assistant

Clarkston Campus

George Vargis, Associate Department Chair of History and Political Science

Marc Zayac, Department Associate Chair of Social Science

Mary Brown, Administrative Assistant

Decatur Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business

Donna McLean, Administrative Assistant

Dunwoody Campus

John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science

Alicia Braswell

Newton Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business


Ursula Thomas, Associate Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.