Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Kennesaw State University!
The Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate program that provides students with opportunities for personal, professional, and intellectual development. Courses in the psychology program teach students about both the scientific and applied areas of the field. To begin the major, all students complete the introductory course in psychology and a course on careers in psychology. A two-semester research sequence follows, which emphasizes statistics, methodology, and experimental psychology. Students then complete upper-level courses that represent five foundational areas of the field of psychology. Students take electives that align with their unique interests and career goals, thereby developing concentrations. Concentrations may include, but are not limited to developmental psychology, multicultural psychology, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, or counseling/clinical psychology. Last, the Senior Capstone experience provides closure to a student's undergraduate education.
In addition to learning about the mind and behavior, students learn vital skills such as critical thinking skills, communication skills, analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal skills, such that upon graduation, students are prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities and/or graduate education in psychology or related fields such as law, medicine, business, management, education, or social work.