Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is intended for students who will seek employment at the baccalaureate level or will pursue additional training in applied graduate programs (e.g., counseling, clinical, industrial/organizational, social work, organizational behavior, business administration, school psychology, guidance and counseling, law.

Topics of Study

All psychology majors complete a set of foundation courses that teach the history and breadth of the field. Students can select one of five concentrations: cognitive, social, clinical, organizational or biopsychology. Students also have the option of selecting a general curriculum covering all five areas. The range of course topics includes:

  • general psychology
  • statistics and methods
  • biopsychology and learning
  • cognitive psychology
  • social psychology
  • child development
  • abnormal psychology
  • industrial psychology
  • psychopharmacology

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Psychology students can benefit greatly from working in their specific areas of interest. For qualified students, internships are available with local organizations and businesses. Students can also work with faculty on research projects or to prepare a senior thesis in preparation for graduate school.

Past internships have included opportunities with:

  • Florida Institute of Mental Health
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Project Return
  • Prudential
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • The Spring