University of Florida | Department of Psychology

About the Undergraduate Program in Psychology

The links on the Psychology Department website will provide you with an overview of the requirements and opportunities for the undergraduate major in psychology. As a psychology major, you will receive a broad, science-based liberal arts education. The psychology curriculum emphasizes the principles and applications of psychological knowledge, both as a natural science and as a social science. You will receive a broad background in psychology and have the opportunity to explore specific areas in more depth. To enrich your education, you are encouraged to participate in activities such as research projects in the field or laboratory, colloquia, and various paraprofessional activities, such as the Psychology Club, Psi Chi (an honor society for psychology majors), and volunteer work in the community.

With over 1500 majors, the psychology major is one of the most popular on the University of Florida campus. With faculty possessing expertise in five different areas of specialization (Behavior Analysis, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Social Psychology), psychology majors at UF are well-prepared for graduate study in psychology, advanced professional programs (e.g., law, medicine, business, education), and a diverse array of careers.