Major in Psychology
Welcome to the Undergraduate Program in Psychology. There are more than 2000 undergraduate
students majoring in psychology at USF. Many of our graduates go on to graduate
study in psychology, counseling, law or medical school and various other graduate
programs. Other graduates find employment in various organizations and businesses.
An undergraduate degree in psychology prepares students to better understand behavior
and mental processing. We also emphasize critical thinking skills and knowing how
to formulate effective questions and research the answers. While many classes are
large, there are also many upper level courses that are smaller, seminar-format
courses (look for the PSY 4931 – Selected Topics courses). Our faculty members welcome
students to visit during their office hours or to set up a meeting at other times.
Many undergraduates find working with faculty in their research invaluable, allowing
a hands-on education in psychological science.
Major Requirements (34 Hours)
The Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida offers a Bachelors
of Art (BA) Degree. For a listing of the complete requirements needed to obtain a BA in
psychology, students should consult the
Undergraduate Catalog at www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs.htm. Make sure to follow the requirements for your entrance catalog year because changes have occured. Click on the link below to find the major requirements for the
BA in Psychology. In addition to these major requirements, psychology majors must
complete General Education, Exit, Foreign Language and Elective requirements.
Psychology Major Requirements Beginning 2009-Later Catalog Year
Psychology Major Requirements Prior to 2009-2010 Catalog Year