• College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Human Services and Psychology

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta, Online


Expand your options with studies in psychology

Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology prepares students to think critically about the science of psychology and its practice as they develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains. Students learn to interpret, conduct, and design basic psychological research. An individualized capstone research project integrates and demonstrates research skills acquired. The B.S. in Psychology qualifies students to pursue graduate studies in areas such as psychology, business, human resources, law, and medicine. The psychology major further prepares students to:

  • Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer understands the many demands on your time, so we design classes to accommodate your busy schedule. The B.S. in Psychology admits students five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October. Students can complete the degree fully online, at Mercer’s Atlanta campus, or in a blended combination of in-person and online classes.

There are two eight-week terms during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week term during the summer semester. On-campus classes meet one night per week, and
students can comfortably take two classes per week while maintaining a work-life balance.

Find your ideal career with a degree in psychology

Psychology majors take courses that enable them to understand people from a wide variety of perspectives. Psychology careers span many fields, and students who graduate with this degree can pursue graduate school or professional paths that include:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Probation or Parole Positions
  • Marketing and Other Business-Related Fields
  • Social Services
  • Marriage and Family Therapy

Learn more about our Psychology major

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Meet Our Professors

Faculty with advanced study and extensive research in areas such as cognition and human behavior, help students to grasp basic theories, principles, and concepts in psychology.

I chose Mercer’s B.S. in Psychology program because it was very convenient to my work and home. I took several classes in person and was grateful for the option to take courses online. Being able to continue taking classes and stay at home with my newborn was huge.

Julie Almand, B.S. in Psychology ’17