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Get a deeper insight into the thought, emotion and behavior surrounding the human mind.

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.

Top Reasons

An abundance of hands-on experience will give you a competitive edge over other graduate school applicants.

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Be Prepared

100 percent of our psychology majors are accepted into graduate institutions such as Emory University.

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Collaborative Research

You’ll have opportunities to take part in every aspect of the research process, including the study of human and non-human behavior.

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Expert Faculty

The Psychology department consists of a diverse group of research-oriented professionals that have devoted themselves to the mentorship of undergraduates.

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Engaged Learning

You’ll have 120-160 hours of hands-on learning culminating in either a peer-reviewed project or a portfolio.

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In the News

There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.

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Meet Marine Mammal Trainer Ellen Cuppage '15

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Marine Mammal Training Opportunities

Marine Animal Training

In addition, many of our 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:

  • Sea World
  • MOTE Marine Laboratory
  • The Tampa Aquarium
  • Miami Seaquarium
  • Marineland

Internship Opportunities

There are a number of clinical and counseling organizations in the area that select undergraduates for experiential learning opportunities, including two behavioral therapy centers for child-related disorders.

Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors

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Dr. Bruce Darby

Chair of Psychology

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