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Advising F.A.Q.

The Psychology major is so versatile that there are many career and graduate school options after graduation.

Information on Careers in Psychology
UGA Career Center

Below is a list of F.A.Q and answers:

What can I do with an undergraduate degree in Psychology?

Psychology is an extremely flexible major which provides quantitative training applicable to a wide variety of careers and academic disciplines. Psychology majors may pursure careers in counseling, business, sales, research, medicine, clinical practice, child care, and many more. Employers value the rigorous background that the psychology major provides in critical thinking, scientific principles, theories of human behavior (both normal and abnormal), social and cultural influences, and developmental change. Because of the broad array of options available to a psychology major, it is up to the student to research the types of career options that may be of interest to you personally.

Where do I get POD's for Psychology classes?

Any POD's (Permissions of Department) for the undergraduate courses are given in the Advising Office (Room 219)

When does advising begin?

Advising begins shortly after the Drop/Add period ends each semester. Check for available appointments in SARA shortly after the semester begins.

What do I do if I need to get into a course that is full?

Check Athena frequently to see if space in the class becomes available. Some courses are very popular and fill quickly; the drop/add period extends from the moment registration begins through the first week of classes in the Fall and Spring terms. Please visit the Registrar's Office website for drop/add deadlines for summer terms.

What is Psi Chi?

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society for psychology students. Check out the bulletin board across from the main entrance on the second floor of the psychology building for more information.

Do you offer internships?

Though our department does not offer internship opportunities for undergraduates, many of our students participate in research (and receive course credit!) through the PSYC 4800 class.

Do you give credit for internships?

We do not offer course credit for internships

Can I take more than one PSYC 3100 course for credit?

You can take up to 6 credit hours in special topics courses, such as PSYC 3100 or PSYC 5100, so long as the topics differ.

Can I take more than one PSYC 4800 in the same semester?

Yes, so long as you are not taking more than 3 credit hours of PSYC 4800 in any one semester. There is a lifetime limit of 9 credit hours in PSYC 4800 that can be applied towards your degree.

Can I receive credit for Psychology 1101 if I took the CLEP Psychology Test?

No. UGA does not accept CLEP credit.

Can I Minor in Psychology?

UGA does not offer a Minor in Psychology. Please check out the UGA Bulletin for a list of potential minors.

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