Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain thought, emotion, and behavior.
To develop camaraderie with other criminology majors, we place our students in Learning Communities, which are designed to help them persist in their studies and are focused on problem-based, integrative, and collaborative learning. Students begin by being paired together in introductory courses like Criminal Justice as well as Race Culture and the Criminal Justice System.
Side by side with their professors, students conduct research through classes like the Judicial Processes, Methods of Social Research, and Criminalization of Mental Illness. FSC Criminology majors have presented their research at the Southwestern Social Science Association’s (SSSA) annual meeting, the nation’s longest running social science conference.
Your professors will not only share with you the insights they’ve gained from their many years of scholarship and practical experience, but they will also connect you with practitioners in the field. You’ll have the chance to hear from representatives from the Secret Service, DEA, and U.S. Marshals Service.
Students are not just active listeners, they are also active participants, putting theory to practice. Our students are passionate about what they do and whether it’s through classroom activities or campus clubs and organizations, they are gaining real-world experience as early as their first year.
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In PSY 3301 Special Topics in Psychology, students have the opportunity to courses that critically explore some “hot topic” in the field of psychology. Although this course changes from semester to semester, some of the following have been special topics courses in recent years: positive psychology, crisis and trauma management, psychology of gender, psychology of leadership, human sexuality, psychology and film, health psychology, narrative psychology, and psychology and law.
Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Psychology program.
Education should be a dynamic and interactive process. One of the most important roles of a professor is to impart professional experience as it applies to effective classroom pedagogy. However, student learning and motivational styles are always changing, so an effective educator must continue to improve one's craft by connecting with his or her students in ways that both sides realize their responsibilities in making classroom learning a collective, engaging experience.
In addition, many of our psychology majors are interested in marine mammal training, and our location provides numerous opportunities for experience in this area. FSC students have been selected for highly competitive internships at places such as:
Through organizations like the student-driven Criminology Club or the nationally recognized criminology honors society Alhpa Phi Sigma, students have the opportunity to engage in community outreach activities that make a difference.
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