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Do you feel called upon to help people understand human behavior and navigate real-world problems in a variety of different environments?

A psychology degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that gets you a Princeton Review top 10 undergraduate degree and provides opportunities to have a positive impact on people’s lives, whether directly out of college or after continuing through a graduate program. The Psychology program from the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Psychological Sciences offers students a fulfilling career pathway.

Psychology is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing



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Psychological Sciences


What You'll Study


In the Psychology program, you’ll take classes in human learning, cognition, social psychology and biological development among others, finishing with a capstone project.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

 A wide variety of faculty and student research opportunities ensures you’ll have the chance to participate in exciting, career-building research.

The Augusta University chapter of the Psi Chi international honor society in psychology promotes scientific advancement in the field by encouraging scholarship. Together with the Psychology Club, it sponsors speakers and programs of interest for psychology students and the community.

Over 20 local internship sites means you have the chance to get valuable field experience before entering the workplace or moving on the graduate school.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.


Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.


Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Psychology graduates are valued by a variety of industries because of their ability to think critically, their strong communication skills and their excellent problem solving techniques. They can find rewarding careers as career counselors, childcare workers, market researchers, psychiatric technicians and many others.

According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for social workers is projected to be faster than average through 2030. Psychologists — Psychology graduates who have earned their doctorate in Psychology — have a median income of $81,040 per year.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Wide variety of in-demand concentrations prepares you for the career you want.

Dynamic campus with opportunities to interact in a multitude of collaborative ways.

State of the art facilities and technology provides the experience needed to step directly into your career.

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.