- Undergraduate Programs
The Department of Psychology at Florida International University offers a general undergraduate education program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. A young university, FIU has emerged at the beginning of the 21st century as a large, urban, research-extensive university with a diverse, multi-cultural student body. The goals of the undergraduate education program are to provide quality general education in the psychological sciences.
Currently there are over 4,000 undergraduate psychology majors, in addition to a large number of undergraduate minors and intended majors. With such a large student population, we strive to balance the interests and goals of a diverse student body with the department’s goals for presenting undergraduate education that is broad, methodologically rigorous, and research-based.
Many undergraduate psychology majors pursue the B.A. in Psychology as a liberal arts degree. Other undergraduate majors pursue the B.A. in Psychology in preparation for graduate or professional training in psychology, social work, education, law, medicine, business, and other disciplines. Some obtain the B.A. in Psychology to prepare for work in para-professional jobs under the direction of licensed or certified professionals. Students who earn the B.A. with this career orientation as a short- or long-term goal may work in the fields of behavior analysis (e.g., focusing on developmental disabilities or behavior problems), counseling or case management (e.g., working with at-risk children, adolescents, adults, or families), or criminal justice (e.g., working in corrections, probation, or prevention programs).