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The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.
One of the following courses plus 12 hours of upper division psychology courses constitute a minor.
PSYC-3010 - Human Growth and Development
An overview of psychological growth and development across the life-span.
PSYC-3150 - Abnormal Psychology
An examination of psychological disorders ranging from everyday suffering and interpersonal problems to severe disorders and their treatment.
PSYC-3730 - Social Psychology
The impact of language, culture, and social structure upon the development of the person in society.
PSYC-3800 - Psychology of Mind and Body
This course examines the effect of psychological experiences on bio-physiological processes. Topics discussed include: Psychoneuroimmunology, state dependent learning, therapies (e.g., biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery, etc.), disciplines (e.g., yoga, tai chi, etc.), and philosophical conceptions of mind/body relations.
PSYC-3900 - Personality Theories
This course examines the major theories of personality and motivation. The major concerns to be addressed are the nature and purpose of the personality-theorizing activity and its relationship to the theorizing person.
PSYC-4030 - History and Philosophy of Psychology
An intensive exploration of the major theoretical themes in psychology in historical and contemporary contexts.
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