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Department of

Psychology and Sociology

The Psychology major offers coursework and laboratory experience in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. The psychology programs prepare students for graduate work in psychology and training for employment in various kinds of social service occupations.

The Sociology major has a wide variety of courses to help prepare students to analyze and understand the interactions and social institutions that shape our culture and influence behavior. The sociology degree offers valuable preparation for professions such as law, business, education, medicine, social work, and public administration.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Certificate Programs

Social Justice Certificate

School Psychology Certificate

Criminal Justice Certificate

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Certificate

The Psychology and Sociology Department's Mission Statement describes our commitment to critical thinking and professional development.


Department of Psychology and Sociology

Carter II


Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Faculty and Staff


Faculty members of the Department of Psychology and Sociology at Georgia Southwestern State University challenge students to think critically about behavioral, mental, and social processes, and to develop the knowledge and skills for a variety of post-baccalaureate alternatives. These objectives are implemented via a rigorous curriculum that focuses on the application of scientific thinking, respect for the diversity of human experiences, and understanding of how psychology and sociology contribute to the improvement of the human condition

  • GSW was ranked #2 in 2018 Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Degrees by SR Education Group.
  • GSW was named #3 in 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Criminal Justice Degrees by SR Education Group.

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GSW picked me, chose me, loved me. From my very first encounter with GSW staff, I knew my needs and wants would be listened to and heard.

Ty'Ina Moore Psychology '24
Donalsonville, Georgia