Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

This academic program is housed in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

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B.S. in Psychology

The psychology major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences provides students with a solid grounding in the knowledge base of psychology. It encourages students to integrate and apply knowledge, and allows flexibility in course selection to help students meet their career goals. The major emphasizes scientific research and application to significant areas of human activities.

Psychology majors each tailor their own curriculum according to their ultimate career goals and interests. Built on a core foundation of courses that will provide a solid understanding of psychology, the program enables students to complete extended coursework in areas of interest such as developmental, social, clinical, or experimental psychology. Students will be able to work closely with psychology faculty members to gain a more in-depth exploration of the field. One of the main benefits of NSU's psychology program is that students are able to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom by participating in one of several practicum experiences offered through the program.

The psychology major is offered during the day and evening on NSU's Main Campus, during the evening at NSU's Miami Campus, and as an online program.

Consider Selecting a Minor

Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Dual Admission Option

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.