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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 2009-2010 Catalog Year

Psychology Major Requirements Prior to 2009-2010 Catalog Year