|John Kraft, Department Head
|Ho Phi Huynh
Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal) and the cognitive, emotional, social, and biological processes related to that behavior. Majoring in psychology can prepare a student for a number of different roles – teacher, researcher, service provider, administrator, or consultant. Psychology is a diverse field with room for students with many different interests and abilities.
The Psychology Department at Armstrong State University offers both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The B.S. degree in psychology emphasizes the research skills and experiences that prepare students for rigorous graduate programs in a variety of areas of psychology. The B.A. degree in psychology aims to prepare students to enter the workforce soon after graduation. Students in the B.A. degree program must complete an internship and are prepared to work in careers in business and a variety of human service occupations. Minors are also available in psychology, applied behavior analysis, mental health, organizational psychology, and neuroscience.
The Psychology Department has a chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology that requires achievement in the discipline for admission, as well as a psychology club that is open to all. Both groups offer students the opportunity to participate in and become informed about psychology-related issues.
An honors section of PSYC 1101 is available, and the department recognizes student achievement by awarding the Stu Worthington Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and the Cindy McCormick Award for Outstanding Service to seniors in psychology.
ProgramsMinorUndergraduate CertificateBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science