ALL registration questions should be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences through the Registration Assistance form. Report your issue through the portal and someone from the College will reach out to assist you. Be sure you follow the process all the way through to the end.
Some common registration issues:
- Missing course or prerequisite
- Registration holds
- Major eligibility status
Overloading into a course is always at the discretion of the instructor. If a course is full, please add yourself to the waitlist for the class. Instructions for adding yourself to the waitlist.
All advising at Georgia State is done through a central advising office. You can set up an appointment with your advisor using Navigate.
Transfer, Transient & Visiting Students
If you are not currently a student at Georgia State but are interested in taking psychology classes with us, please contact the Office of Admissions first. We do waive course prereqs for transient students, but prioritize seats for enrolled majors. You’ll need to sort out your transient student status before we can guide you in course enrollment.
Major & Minor Questions
For a student to transition from being a pre-psychology major to a psychology major, they have to meet the MER. The MER requires students to earn a C or better in their first attempt at PSYC 1101 plus earn a 2.3+ GPA in the combination of PSYC 1101 and their first two 2000-level courses. Repeat-to-replace doesn’t apply to this policy, so you have to earn the requirements on the first attempt at each course.
For a student to transition from being a pre-psychology major to a psychology major, they have to meet the MER. The MER requires students to earn a C or better in their first attempt at PSYC 1101 plus earn a 2.3+ GPA in the combination of PSYC 1101 and their first two 2000-level courses. Repeat-to-replace doesn’t apply to this policy, so you have to earn the requirements on the first attempt at each course. Once you’ve met the MER, you’ll flip from pre-psychology to psychology and upper-division courses will become available to you.
No. While PSYC 2030 is required for graduation, it is NOT required for the MER. You can work toward the MER by taking any two 2000-level courses. While it’s ideal for PSYC 2030 to be one of those, it is not required that you complete PSYC 2030 for the MER.
If you did not meet the MER of a C or better in PSYC1101 and a 2.3 or better GPA in 1101 and your first two 2000-level psychology classes, you will be moved from the pre-psychology major to exploratory, and you will not be able to major in psychology.
- If emergency life circumstances prevent you from meeting this requirement, you may apply for a partial or full emergency withdrawal from those classes through the Dean of Students office.
- Note that no other appeals to repeat these courses will be granted.
The list of courses required for the BA and BS degrees can be found on the Course Catalog. You should also talk with your academic advisor about your course selections.
If you would like to switch majors, please set up an appointment with your advisor through Navigate.
Students who wish to minor in psychology must take 15 hours of courses in psychology, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours in courses in psychology may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major. (A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.)
New, returning (not enrolled at Georgia State for two or more semesters), and transfer students are eligible to apply for the Online Completion Degree program in Psychology. Current students are not eligible to join the online program. Applicants are required to have 60+ college-level credits, including PSYC 1101 and two 2000-level PSYC courses. Applying to the online program is easy. Start your application.
Unfortunately, there is not currently a pathway for current Georgia State students to switch to our online degree completion program. We do offer many sections of courses required for the Psychology major in the online format. Most students registering for courses early will find seats in a variety of online courses.
If you are interested in applying to the Online Completion program, talk to an enrollment coach at [email protected].
Research & Applied Practica
We offer credit for internships with a short list of organizations with whom we have a memo of understanding. You can read more about the Applied and Research Practicum internships page. We do not give course credit for other internships.
If you’re interested in volunteering in a faculty lab for research experience, you can do that via simply reaching out to any faculty whose research focus interests you to ask if they are in need of an RA for the fall semester. You can see what everyone studies by poking around a bit on the Research Labs page. For guidance in this process, you can also reach out to the department’s Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Dr. Doug Sellers, at [email protected].
There are several scholarships administered by the Department of Psychology, but there is no undergraduate application for these scholarships – you have to be nominated by a faculty member with whom you have already been working closely. In the meantime, you should create a student account on the GSSP system to be considered for scholarships across the university.
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Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
Urban Life Building
140 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083