Psychology

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Get "psyched" with us! Explore the mind and behavior with the science of psychology.

With a major in psychology, you'll explore all aspects of the human condition and obtain valuable information for careers both within and outside of psychology as well as for your personal life.

Program Overview

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major, Minor

Stetson’s Psychology program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation for graduate school. We offer unique, hard-to-find opportunities to become directly involved working one-on-one with professors on psychological research. Our students have published journal articles and presented their research at professional conferences.

You will also gain practical experience by completing supervised internships at a variety of local facilities. Psychology majors learn knowledge and skills that are vital in some careers and helpful in all, and many students go directly into the job market after graduation.

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Our challenging curriculum will provide you with the advanced knowledge necessary to excel in the field of psychology and open the doors you seek to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Program Benefits

Psychology courses explore many fascinating aspects of the mind and behavior including mental illness, human sexuality, criminal behavior, how the brain and nervous system affect behavior, how children develop, how people communicate and solve problems, how media and video games influence us and even how people might behave during a zombie apocalypse! 

We keep our classes small so that students can get to know their professors and receive personal attention and individual mentoring.

Qualified graduates of the Psychology Department may be accepted directly into any of Stetson University's two master’s programs offered by the Department of Counselor Education—Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.

Faculty

Our experienced and successful faculty will help guide you through the journey of our Psychology program.

Career Significance

Psychology majors learn to think critically, communicate clearly, understand themselves and other people better and complete challenging projects—skills that prepare them for a variety of careers.

As a Stetson psychology graduate, you will be ready to pursue opportunities in many different fields of psychology including

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Neuroscience

You may also build a successful career in

  • Business
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

Success Stories

Stetson shaped me to be the critical thinker, researcher, and self-motivated, passionate individual that I am today. While at Stetson, I took every elective I could, completed an internship, became a teaching assistant for two classes, conducted research with faculty, joined a sorority, sang in the choir, and most importantly built bonds that will last well beyond graduation. I would not have had the ability to get into my doctoral program had it not been for the faculty of the Psychology Department. I am extremely prepared for my graduate studies as I work towards my Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Ilana Brodzki '16

The transformative experiences I had in the psychology program at Stetson helped spark my interest in and enabled me to develop a passion for the psychological sciences. As a student, I was exposed to the foundational traditions of psychology and grew to value scientific inquiry and evidence-based decision-making firsthand, by becoming involved in research under the direction of the inspiring, supportive Stetson faculty. I often think back to the excellent, developmental experiences I had as a student in the program and am so thankful for how they fostered within me a lifelong love of learning and a passion for research.

David Glerum '09, Ph.D., The Ohio State University / Pangloss Industries