Psychology Major

Major Student Learning Objectives - Students graduating with a Psychology major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:

  • demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology;
  • understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues;
  • understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation;
  • respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes;
  • weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.

Students who are planning to major or minor in psychology should consult with a department faculty member as early in their college careers as possible. 

Psychology majors are encouraged strongly to obtain additional experience outside of the classroom through internships, conducting research or studying abroad.

NOTE: Students with a neuroscience major may not double-major or minor in psychology.

Requirements for the Psychology Major

  • The minimum number of credits required is 40.
  • Required core courses 101,102, 206, 207
  • At least one of the following capstone experiences 400, 406, 410, 490
Additional requirements:
  • At least two of the following core areas: 251, 311, 315, 323
  • At least two of the following core areas: 200, 305, 312
  • At least one of the following electives: 201, 202, 205, 211, 214, 230, 240, 250, 285, 295, 296, 325

Students must complete 101, 102, 206 and 207 with a grade of C- or higher.