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Psychology

The psychology program has a well-earned reputation for preparing students to excel. You'll benefit from a challenging curriculum, small, personalized classes, and seasoned faculty. 

What You'll Study

Our curriculum emphasizes psychology as a basic and applied science. It is built on the American Psychological Association (APA) undergraduate learning goals and objectives.

We will challenge you to think critically and independently while exploring research questions, methods, and ethical standards. You'll then learn to communicate your ideas and conclusions effectively.

These skills will equip you to take on a variety of careers or head straight into graduate studies.

Practical Experience

To get the most out of your time at Flagler, we recommend you pursue independent research and internship experiences. Once you're a junior or senior, have maintained a 3.0 GPA, and have permission from your instructor, you'll gain access to internship positions.

Internship hours do not count toward a major area of concentration or toward minor areas of study in social sciences.

What's Next?

Our goal is to help you gain the skills you need as a professional, including understanding human behavior, becoming familiar with the scientific study of psychology, and developing strong writing and critical thinking skills.

Doing research in the department has definitely better prepared me for graduate school and has also exposed me to many different opportunities for presenting at conferences! Sarah Salvi, Psychology, 2018
Student Sarah Salvi
Doing research in the department has definitely better prepared me for graduate school and has also exposed me to many different opportunities for presenting at conferences! Sarah Salvi, Psychology, 2018

Senior Seminar

Senior seminar, the required capstone class for psychology majors, will be offered every semester and will be taught by different faculty with a theme or topic relevant to each professor’s field of study. The rotation of sections of senior seminar for the next several semesters and pre-requisite courses for each section are detailed below.

Senior Seminars that will be offered in the Fall

InstructorTitlePrerequisites
Emily Splane Clinical and Biological Psychology PSY 351 and permission of instructor
Lynn Brueske-Walton Development Psychopathology PSY 201, 205, or 344 and PSY 323 and permission of instructor

Senior Seminars that will be offered in the Spring

InstructorTitlePrerequisites
Joe Vlah Social Psychology PSY 370 and permission of instructor
Angi Semegon Lifespan Psychology PSY 201 or 205 and PSY 344 or PSY 330 and permission of instructor
Tracy Litzinger Applied Psychology PSY 430, 371, or 410 and permission of instructor

Senior Seminars that will be offered in the Summer session A

InstructorTitlePrerequisites
Emily Splane Senior Seminar for Psychology Majors No Prerequisites

Program Details

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Advising

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Major Requirements

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Minor Requirements

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Major Checklist

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Minor Checklist

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