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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Major

The curriculum within the Psychology program at Flagler College emphasizes psychology as a basic and applied science and is based on the American Psychological Association undergraduate learning goals and objectives. While students explore research questions, methods, and ethical standards, they are challenged to think critically and independently, and to communicate ideas and conclusions effectively. Our Psychology program prepares students for careers in a variety of occupational settings or for graduate work in psychology.

Completion of an exit exam (Major Field Test) during the final semester at Flagler College is required of all Psychology majors. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue independent research and internship experiences in the local community. Internship positions are available to students of junior or senior standing who have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 and permission from the instructor. Internship hours do not count toward a major area of concentration or toward minor areas of study in social sciences. The major requires 43 hours; at least 12 of those hours must be at the 400 level in Psychology.

Required Courses (16 credit hours)

Elective Courses (27 credit hours)

Students must take two courses from each of the following categories, as well as an additional course at the 300 or 400 level (these may be taken from the lists below or other appropriate electives not in these categories).

Category I – Human Development (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Category II – Social/Applied Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Category III – Mental Health/Applied Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Category IV – Biological/Clinical Psychology (Choose Two)

(Choose at least two courses from below)

Choose One Additional Elective at the 300 or 400 Level

Students must complete one additional Psychology elective at the 300 or 400 level.  This elective may be selected from one of the above categories or from the following list of other electives.