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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. These courses include:

  • General Psychology
  • Statistics and Experimental Methods I
  • Fundamentals of Biopsychology and Learning
  • Statistics and Experimental Methods II
  • Careers in Psychology

Students also take courses from various emphasis areas including cognitive, social, clinical or organizational, developmental and biopsychology so that they are provided with knowledge in the various subfields in psychology. For more information on courses in each emphasis, please see the UT Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Intended for those students who will seek employment at the baccalaureate level or enrollment in a wide variety of master’s or doctoral programs. These programs may be research-oriented (e.g., social, developmental, industrial/organizational and some areas of clinical psychology) or more applied in nature (e.g., counseling, social work, organizational behavior, business administration, school psychology, guidance counseling, law).

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Intended for those students interested in areas of psychology that are more oriented towards biology, neuroscience, neuropsychology or medical-related fields and other graduate programs related to psychology that also require a strong natural science and mathematics background (e.g., cognitive science, cognitive psychology, biopsychology, neuroscience, genetic counseling, psychiatry and some areas of clinical psychology).