Psychology Program

Psychology Program

The Psychology curriculum is aligned with the National guidelines established by the American Psychological Association (APA). The guidelines provide 10 suggested goals and learning outcomes for all psychology majors. These goals are as follows: (1) Knowledge Base of Psychology, (2) Research Methods, (3) Critical Thinking Skills, (4) Application of Psychology, (5) Values of Psychology, (6) Information and Technological Literacy, (7) Communication Skills, (8) Sociocultural and International Awareness, (9) Personal Development, and (10) Career Planning and Development. The Department offers two unique concentrations in the field of Psychology. This will allow students to focus on a specific aspect of psychology, geared toward specific career outcomes. These concentrations will prepare students for graduate study in the following areas:

Clinical and Counseling Psychology: Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are tasked with the assessment and treatment of mental health issues.

Clinical and Counseling Psychology Course Requirements:

Clinical Counseling Concentration*

Dept. Course # Course Name
Psych 230 Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Psych 235 Abnormal Psychology
Psych 333 Personality Theories
Psych 405 Field Experience
Psych 433 Psychology Testing

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: IO Psychologists apply psychological theories and principles to organizations such as businesses, schools, etc. More specifically, IO psychologists are concerned with the world of work.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Course Requirements:

Industrial Organizational Concentration*

Dept. Course # Course Name
Psych 233 Introduction to IO Psychology
Psych 236 Organizational Behavior
Psych 330 Employee Selection
Psych 410 Training and Development
Psych 435 Leadership in Organizations

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Future Counselors of America Scholarship

Annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in Psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to maximum 900-word essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. See more details at:

Mail official transcript and original essay to:

Future Counselors of America Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

Entries postmarked by: June 30th, annually
Disbursement on: July 31st, annually

  • Please title your essay “The Psychology of Online Dating”
  • List your full name as recognized by your educational institution and a valid (.edu) email address
  • Essay should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins
  • Any resources should be cited using MLA format
  • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify student from award disbursement