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

  • 344 Delay Gratification Over Generations
    Research by Carlson, S. M., Shoda, Y., Ayduk, O., Aber, L., Schaefer, C., Sethi, A., Wilson, N., Peake, P. K., & Mischel (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Have you heard people say, “Kids today can’t wait, they must get things immediately!” Researchers from seven large US universities studied whether children from the 1960’s, 1980’s, and [...]
  • 343 Behavior & Future Success
    Research by Spengler, P., Damian R. I., & Roberts, B. W. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Youth IQ, socioeconomic, and personality factors predict later occupational success, but can our attitudes and habits in high school predict it too? Researchers tested whether behaviors in school such as sense of responsibility, interest in school, and writing and reading [...]
  • 342 Twin Advantage & Survival
    Research by Sharrow, David., J., & Anderson, James, J. (2016). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Being a twin can have advantages, such as always having a friend around or someone to share blame with. Could being a twin have an overall survival advantage compared to the rest of us? University of Washington researchers studied the difference [...]
  • 341 Synchronous Movement & Opponents
    Research by Fessler, Daniel, M., T., & Holbrook, Collin (2014). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Previous research suggests that when individuals engage in synchronous movements, there is an increase in cooperation within the group. If that is true, does it follow that moving in sync would make you perceive a prospective adversary as weaker and less of [...]
  • 340 Social Class & Emotions
    Research by Piff, Paul K., & Moskowitz, Jake P. (2017). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. We often see individuals, belonging to the rich social class, having fun and expressing positive emotions on social media.  But is this real? Do rich class individuals, defined as those with more income, display more positive emotions than those from “other” [...]
  • 339 Alcohol & Labels
    Research by Vasiljevic, Milica., Couturier, Dominique-Laurent., Frings, Daniel., Moss, Antony. C., Albery, Ian. P., Marteau T. M. (2018)Vasiljevic, Milica., Couturier, Dominique-Laurent., Frings, Daniel., Moss, Antony. C., Albery, Ian. P., Marteau T. M. (2018) Written by  Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Have you ever looked at the label for alcohol content when deciding which alcoholic drink to take?  Or, [...]