School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Welcome To The School Of Psychology

You may have just discovered the fascinating field of psychology or maybe you have long dreamed of getting a degree in psychology. You may be new to the field or wanting to take the next step. In either case, the School of Psychology at Florida Tech provides an array of option for pursuing your interest in psychology. We offer undergraduate degrees in psychology both on campus and online, master’s degrees in psychology, and doctoral degrees.  And with each psychology degree, there are many ways to tailor your studies to best prepare you for the psychology career of your choice.

Getting your degree in psychology from Florida Tech

What drives people to get a degree in psychology? Usually it is their desire to understand what makes people “tick” and to make a positive difference in the world. At Florida Tech’s School of Psychology, students start having that impact even while pursuing their studies. Through class discussions of case studies, involvement in research studies on perplexing human behavior, or applied work at the numerous internship sites in the area, students are gaining the knowledge and skills needed to understand and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. And students are learning form faculty who themselves are making a difference in the world, be it through their meaningful research, professional services, or community activities. Faculty members model and involve students in this work and serve as supportive and challenging mentors in the students’ growth. A degree in psychology provides you with both the knowledge and the analytic and interpersonal skills needed to understand and interact.

Students often ask “what can I do with a degree in psychology?”

By providing concentrations for each of our degrees in psychology, students can tailor the degrees for the career they envision and stand out as more prepared than the typical psychology graduate. Our undergraduate alumni are engaged in a variety of fields, including business, social services, human resources, law enforcement, sales, or advanced studies. Those graduating with master’s degree in psychology or doctoral degrees typically enter professional fields which have been growing and expanding. Our alumni page provides descriptions of some of the interesting and significant work that are alumni are doing.

Psychology Science Minute Podcast

381 E-Cigarettes & Quitting
Written by Shannon Cantalupo Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, yet quitting lowers these risks and can add years to your life.  However, smoking is such a difficult habit to quit. People try many different ways to quit smoking, including E-Cigarettes. But how effective are they? Psychology and medical [...]

380 Hearing & Cognition
Written by Shannon Cantalupo Does our ability to hear impact our thinking abilities? UC San Diego researchers wanted to determine if there is a connection between hearing impairment and cognitive decline in older adults. They selected over 1100 individuals who had mild or moderate to severe hearing impairment and examined their cognitive functioning and hearing [...]

379 Burnout & Research
Research by Heinemann, Linda V. & Heinemann, Torsten. (2017) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Have you felt unable to cope with work as well as you used to? Burnout refers to exhaustion due to stress and feelings of reduced efficacy in one’s work. German and Berkeley Universities collaborators wanted to learn if there are specific [...]

378 Dog’s & Owner’s Stress
Research by Sundman, Ann-Sofie., Van Poucke, E., Holm, A. S., Faresjo, A., Theodorsson, E., Jensen, P., & Roth, Lina. S. V. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Do our pets sense our emotions? When we’re stressed out, are we “contagious” to our dog? Swedish psychology, medical, biology, and physiology researchers collaborated and studied 58 owners [...]

377 Physical & Mental Health
Research by Lever-van Milligen, Bianca. A., Vogelzangs, N., Smit, J. H., & Penninx, Brenda., W.J.H. (2014).Lever-van Milligen, Bianca. A., Vogelzangs, N., Smit, J. H., & Penninx, Brenda., W.J.H. (2014). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  People with high or low hemoglobin levels have more physical diseases and higher mortality. Netherland researchers inquired whether these physical indicators [...]

376 Facebook Negativity & Depression
Research by Rosenthal, Samantha. R., Buka, S. L., Marshall, B. D. L., Carey, K. B., & Clark, Melissa. A. (2016). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Have you ever had negative comments on your social media posts? Or seen hurtful comments? How do negative social media impact our emotions? Brown University and University of Massachusetts Medical [...]