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Undergraduate Programs

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology has a scientific emphasis. To complete the B.S., students take courses that advance their understanding of human and animal behavior. They acquire experience, knowledge, and skill in research methods that behavioral scientists use. The Department of Psychology also offers a Child Psychology concentration within the Bachelor of Science. View the My Osprey Map [Course Sequence Guide]  to keep on track for graduation. Osprey Maps should be used in consultation with an academic advisor after admission to UNF. 

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BACHELOR OF ARTS

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology has a liberal arts emphasis. To complete the B.A., students take courses that advance their understanding of human and animal behavior. They acquire competence in a second language, and they engage in problem-solving and in critical thinking. The Department of Psychology also offers a Concetration in Child Psychology within the Bachelor of Arts. View the My Osprey Map [Course Sequence Guide] to keep on track for graduation. Osprey Maps should be used in consultation with an academic advisor after admission to UNF.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience is offered for students interested in studying the biological basis of human behavior. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the brain circuitry and other biological factors underlying normal and abnormal human development, cognition, perception, social interaction, mental health, and drug use. This degree will prepare students for a doctoral program in fields such as neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuropsychology, cognitive science, and medicine. Students also may be prepared to pursue career opportunities in such fields as healthcare, pharmacology, physical therapy, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and research and development.

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Honors

HONORS

Outstanding undergraduate psychology majors can graduate with the designation "Honors in Psychology." To do this, they apply for admission to the Psychology Honors Program. Candidates should apply at least two semesters prior to graduation.

Admission to the program requires:

  • Junior or senior standing and completion of at least three UNF psychology courses with a psychology GPA of at least 3.67 and no grade less than B
  • A letter of application to the Department of Psychology chairperson presenting career plans and proposed research for the Honors Project.
  • Completion of 2 one-hour courses offered through the Honors Program:  (1) Honors Thesis Prospectus, and (2) Honors Thesis Seminar

 

 

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Accelerated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Psychology

The accelerated B.S./M.S. in Psychology program allows for advanced training in the field of psychology in just 5 years.  Students take courses to complete the B.S. before applying to the program in their Junior year.  Students must secure a thesis mentor and begin taking graduate coursework for the M.S. degree in the Fall of their Senior year. Completing this accelerated program can earn the Honors in Psychology distinction. Click here to learn more.