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. The Psychology major is primarily on-campus coursework. Although there are a number of online offerings, this is not an online program. There are limited online courses available within the major after the completion of PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology.
The Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida offers a Bachelors of Art (B.A.) Degree. For a listing of the complete requirements needed to obtain a B.A. in psychology, students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog.