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.
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.
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.
393 TV Shows & Suicide
Research by Bridge, Jeffrey A., Greenhouse, J. B., Ruch, D., Stevens, J., Ackerman, J., Sheftall, A. H., … Campo, J. V. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Suicide can be prevented. Help is available. Yet, tragically, when a teen commits suicide, it seems contagious. Others follow. Can TV shows impact a person’s behavior? Could a [...]
392 Problem-Solving & Aggressive Kids
Research by Shure, Myrna B. & Spivack, George (1980). (1982). Written by American Psychological Association, adapted by Juanita N Baker, Ph.D. Why are some children more violent than others? What can parents or teachers do to make them more peaceful? Developmental psychologists Myrna Shure and George Spivack suspected that children behave violently because they lack [...]
391 Sleep & Childbirth
Research by Richter, David, Kramer, M. D., Tang, N. K. Y., Montgomery-Downs, H. E., & Lemola, Sakari (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Everyone knows that maintaining a good sleep schedule is important for a variety of reasons! Yet newborns require feeding every 4-6 hours, reducing sleep of parents. How is their sleep schedule impacted?! [...]
390 Military & Caring Texts
Research by Comtois, K. A., Kerbrat, A., Aktins, D. C., & Ries, R. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Those with suicidal thoughts don’t always reach out for mental health care. This is true among our military population too. How can we reach out to them? Researchers studied an intervention called “Caring Contacts” with active-duty [...]
389 Incarceration & Health
Research by Udo, Tomoko. (2019) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Are those who have been incarcerated in their past at a greater risk for later health concerns? Psychologist Dr. Udo assessed if there’s a connection between an individual’s incarceration history and chronic medical conditions. She assessed if this risk differs by gender and race among [...]
388 Veterans & Mental Health
Research by Lee, Hyunyup., Aldwin, C. M., Soyoung, C., Spiro, Avron. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. We know that for veterans experiencing traumatic events in combat, there is a significant impact on their mental health. What is the ongoing course though their life-span? Psychologists examined whether combat exposure influenced veterans’ depressive and anxiety symptoms [...]