Psychology Majors

The Department of Psychology at The University of Tampa offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in psychology. All psychology majors complete a set of foundation courses that teach the history and breadth of the field. Example courses include:

PSY 200 General Psychology
PSY 204 The Great Psychologists
PSY 211 Statistics and Experimental Methods I
PSY 220 Fundamentals of Biopsychology and Behavior
PSY 312 Statistics and Experimental Methods II
PSY 499 Senior Capstone

For further exploration in a particular area, students can select one of six emphases: clinical, social, developmental, cognitive, biopsychology or organizational. Students can also select a more general curriculum of various courses from all six areas. For more information on courses in each concentration, please see the UT Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
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). 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Intended to prepare students for graduate programs in the research areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, social, cognitive psychology, biopsychology, human and animal experimentation, developmental) and other graduate programs related to psychology that also require a strong natural science and mathematics background (e.g., medicine, genetic counseling, neuroscience, cognitive science).

Minor in Psychology
Students can enhance their bachelor degree in various fields (e.g., biology, criminology) by earning a minor in psychology. Students take several foundation courses, and then additional elective, upper-level courses in psychology.