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 can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

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.

Phone: 770-274-5402

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.

Psychology Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 770-274-5402

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.

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 can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

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

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors 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.

Careers

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

Pathway Details

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.

9077 Psychology Pathway

Associate of Arts, Pathway – Psychology

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)

Recommendations

Area D: 

  • Recommended courses:
    • BIOL 1103 Introductory Biology I (3) and BIOL 1103L Introductory Biology I Lab (1) or BIOL 1103K (4)
    • BIOL 1104 Introductory Biology II (3) and BIOL 1104L Introductory Biology II Lab (1) or BIOL 1104K (4)
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Required courses (12):
    • PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (3)*
    • Select two courses from the following (6):*
      • PSYC 2030 Careers in Psychology (3)
      • PSYC 2040 Introduction to Applied Psychology (3)
      • PSYC 2050 Introduction to Drugs and Behavior (3)
      • PSYC 2060 Introduction to Positive Psychology (3)
      • PSYC 2070 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3)
      • PSYC 2080 Sex, Evolution, and Human Behavior (3)
      • PSYC 2101 Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment (3)
      • PSYC 2103 Introduction to Human Development: Individual and Family Issues (3)
      • PSYC 2107 Introduction to Social Psychology (3)
      • PSYC 2618 Introduction to Psychology of Women (3)
      • PSYC 2621 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)
  2. Select additional courses from Area E to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • AAS 2010 Introduction to African-American Studies (3)
    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • BIOL 1103 Introductory Biology I (3) and Introductory Biology I Lab (1)
    • BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) and Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
    • BIOL 2120 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) and Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3)
    • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3)
    • SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family (3)
    • WGSS 2010 Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (3)
    • World Language at the 1002, 2001, or 2002 level
  • Recommendation for students seeking to continue toward a B.A. degree in Psychology at Georgia State University-Atlanta:
    • World Language at the 1002, 2001, or 2002 level (3)
    • Select from the following: AAS 2010, ANTH 1102, GEOG 1101, SOCI 1101, SOC 1160, WGSS 2010
  • Recommendation for students seeking to continue toward a B.S. degree in Psychology at GSU-Atlanta:
    • Select from the following: ANTH 1102, ANTH 2010, ANTH 2020, BIOL 1402, BIOL 2110, BIOL 2120, MATH 1070, SOCI 1101, SOCI 2293

* Students must have a 2.3 grade-point average in PSYC 1101 and the next two Psychology Area F courses attempted (with a minimum grade of “C” in PSYC 1101) to be eligible for the B.A. or B.S. in Psychology and to take 3000- and 4000-level Psyc courses at Georgia State University-Atlanta. (See Major Eligibility Requirements in section 3500 of the bachelor’s catalog.)


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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
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell, Administrative Assistant
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Alpharetta Campus

Adam Stone, Associate Department Chair of Social Science
astone@gsu.edu
678-240-6231

Contessa Paige,Administrative Assistant
cpaige@gsu.edu
678-240-6037

Clarkston Campus

George Vargis, Associate Department Chair of History and Political Science
gvargis@gsu.edu
678-891-2402

Marc Zayac, Department Associate Chair of Social Science
mzayac@gsu.edu
678-891-3289

Mary Brown, Administrative Assistant
Mbrown198@gsu.edu
678-891-3368

Decatur Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

Donna McLean, Administrative Assistant
dmclean@gsu.edu
678-891-2613

Dunwoody Campus

John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Newton Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

Online

Ursula Thomas, Associate Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
Uthomas3@gsu.edu
770-274-5408

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