Mercer University's Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a flexible, hybrid degree program that prepares individuals to think critically about the science of psychology and its practice in preparation for careers in a variety of fields or for graduate school. Students learn to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research; and they develop effective written communication and presentation skills as part of their research experience in the program. Students completing the Psychology degree will be able to apply psychological content and skills to their career goals, refine project-management skills, enhance their teamwork capacity, and develop meaningful professional direction.
The B.S. in Psychology program is offered fully online and at Mercer's Atlanta campus. Students are admitted five times per year in August, October, January, March, and May.
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:
- Evaluate interpersonal and inter-cultural psychological issues
- Illustrate the ability to speak, listen, and interpret for research
- Demonstrate comprehension of basic theories, principles, and concepts in psychology
- Understand the impact psychological content has on society
Earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology does not mean graduates can work as psychologists, as that requires a master’s or doctoral degree, as well as professional licensure. An undergraduate degree in psychology can translate into jobs in a variety of fields, including social work, human resources, teaching, and probation and corrections, in roles such as: case manager, health technician, probation or parole officer, sales representative, and social service specialist.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology requires a total of 120 semester hours to complete including general education studies. Many students transfer in credits. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.
Applicants for the B.S. Psychology program should have a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale and must be in good standing with the most recent regionally accredited college or university attended.
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:
- Application for Admission. Begin application now>
- $25 Non-refundable Application Fee ($50 for International Applicants)
Submit the required fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. Do not sent cash. The application fee is nonrefundable and cannot apply toward tuition.
Applicants must submit one official transcript from every postsecondary institution previously attended, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school's transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are transferring from another institution, you may use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree. Mercer will accept 64 credits from a two-year institution and 96 credits from a four-year institution. This tool provides an unofficial report of transferable courses. Upon submission of official college transcripts and acceptance, an official report will be completed by the University Registrar.
High School or General Educational Development (GED) Transcript
An official high school or GED transcript for applicants who have not attempted or have earned less than 30 hours of college credit.
Joint Services Transcript
An official Joint Services Transcript is suggested, but not required, for individuals who have military experience. Additional information regarding how to request a transcript is available at https://jst.doded.mil/official.html.
Fall Session I (August): July 15
Instructions for Undergraduate Transient Applicants
To enroll as an undergraduate transient student, applicants need only submit the following as a complete application packet:
- $25 non-refundable application fee
- Letter of authorization completed by the home institution that certifies good standing, grants permission to take Mercer University courses, and specifies which course(s) may be taken.
If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy. Use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree.
The Enterprise Learning Partnership program (formerly known as the Preferred Provider Partnership program) provides affordable opportunities for employees of partner companies to attend an approved degree program of study at Mercer University. This unique program allows Mercer to establish relationships with corporations, government agencies, and organizations that are committed to supporting their employees' educational goals and ongoing professional development. Incentives include tuition benefits, military benefits, waived application fees, convenient credit transfer policy, and a streamlined process to learn more about an employee’s program of interest.
Employees of the following Mercer partners are able to use these benefits when enrolled in the B.S. Psychology program:
|AT&T||Gwinnett County Police Department|
|City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department||Robins Air Force Base|
|Georgia Department of Corrections||WellStar Health System|
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The Psychology Club at Mercer University's College of Professional Advancement (est. 2018) aims to create a community where psychology majors can engage with other current psychology students and faculty socially while having opportunities for networking and professional development.
The psychology club organizes and provides:
- Professional development, social events, virtually and/or face-to-face (workshops, fundraising, mixers)
- Resources related to academic advising, service opportunities, research opportunities, and job opportunities
The psychology club is a student-run organization. An executive committee of three officers, including a president, vice-president, and treasurer, are elected each Fall to run the club for the academic year. Announcements about club activities, resources, and communications are in the Psychology Club Canvas page.
2019-2020 Psychology Club Executive Committee:
President: Virginia Troemel
Vice-President: Maham Husain
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Merrin Oliver & Cameron Miller