Thank you for your interest in the Psychology Program at the University of West Georgia.

Career opportunities in our unique field are rapidly expanding. Opportunities in psychology are growing in number and scope; our department offers a unique approach to psychology that allows students to explore their personal interests in this growing field in a number of innovative ways.

Our alumni continually prove the study of psychology to be incredibly beneficial in preparation for a wide range of fields such as: mental health, education, business, law, health care, and other human service fields. Employers are expressly interested in the skills that psychology majors bring to the workplace such as: interpersonal awareness, problem solving, and proficiencies in research design.

Our department designs courses to encourage students to explore and understand experience as a primary source of psychological data. To understand psychology effectively and help others, self-understanding is essential. Therefore, in addition to traditional psychological theory and research approaches, we introduce the student to a variety of concepts and experiences that facilitate and cement self-understanding. To foster intellectual and personal growth we offer courses such as:

Human Growth and Potential
Psychology as a Human Science
Social Psychology
Psychology of Mind and Body
Existential and Transpersonal Psychology

Psychology Programs & Courses

Announcements 

  • Effective Fall 2016, the undergraduate B.A. degree will phase into a B.S. degree. For more information please click  here.
  • For the new B.S. degree program audit form click here.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
(678) 839-6510
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

In regard to undergraduate inquiries

For other inquires

Jeff Reber, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Melson Hall

Psychology Job Search:

THREE TENURE-TRACK PROFESSORS: The Department of Psychology at the University of West Georgia invites applications for three tenure-track positions (two at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor) beginning August, 2018. Qualified applicants will have a PhD in psychology, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an active research agenda. Successful candidates will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and engage in departmental and university service activities. Founded in 1968 through a shared vision of humanistic psychology, the department supports innovative directions in theory, research, teaching, and practice. We offer BS, MA, and PhD degrees; our doctoral program emphasizes “Consciousness and Society.” Our programs incorporate existential, phenomenological, transpersonal, contemplative, critical, sociocultural, feminist, and depth psychologies in dialogue with more traditional schools of psychology. We emphasize a human science approach to research methods, clinical and community praxis, ecopsychology, social justice, consciousness studies, parapsychology, human potentiality, and spirituality. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a statement of your vision for psychology (including your teaching and research interests) to Alan Pope (apope@westga.edu).
Review of applications will begin on October 13 and will continue until the three positions are filled. The University of West Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.