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.
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.
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.
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
|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
|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
|Emily Splane||Senior Seminar for Psychology Majors||No Prerequisites|