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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree is 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.

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. Compared to the BA degree, the BS degree requires additional natural science and mathematics courses.

The range of courses and topics includes:

  • General Psychology
  • Statistics and Experimental 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
  • Glazer Children's Museum
  • Project Return
  • Prudential
  • Pepin Academies
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • The Spring