The Department of Psychology offers course work leading to the baccalaureate and master’s degrees in psychology with a Black psychology and multicultural emphasis. At the undergraduate level, the department offers the bachelor of arts degree and the bachelor of science degree. While both degrees provide the student with a broad liberal arts background, the bachelor of arts requires the fulfilling of foreign language requirements, i.e., French or Spanish, for twelve (12) semester hours. Both degrees enable students to pursue advanced degrees.
Major requirements in Psychology - Prior to declaring a major in psychology, students must satisfactorily complete the following prerequisites with a minimum grade of C: PSY 2012, either DEP 2004 or EDP 2002, STA 2023, and any level BSC course. Students must earn at least a 2.00 GPA (“C”) in each course completed in psychology and have at least a 2.00 GPA overall to qualify for graduation. Required courses consist of SOP 3782, PSY 3204, PSY 3213, CLP 4142, EXP 3704C, and PSY 4604. Twelve hours of elective courses in psychology are required from at least 2 of 3 course clusters (Applied, Social/Personality/Black, Biological, or Graduate School Preparation/Honors).
Psychology majors must be advised every semester. Students must bring their completed Progression towards Graduation form and most recent unofficial transcript to each advisement session. Psychology majors must register for the Blackboard Course (famu.blackboard.com), “Psychology Advisement “(PSYADV001). From this site they can obtain information regarding the necessary forms, information regarding majors meetings, graduate school, and internships in psychology.
Professor Emeritus: Perry, Aubrey M.
Professors: Bogan, Yolanda; Jackson-Lowman, Huberta,
Associate Professors: Bell, Yvonne R.; Burney, DeAnna; Hamilton, Seward E.; Li, Huijun; Robertson, Jermaine; Robinson, Jackie; Sims, Brian, Singleton, Gwendolyn
Assistant Professors: Golden, Amber, Tani, Novell
Graduate Programs in Psychology
The graduate programs in psychology stress a training objective which places academic emphasis on trainees acquiring appropriate multicultural psychological skills designed to prepare them for professional employment or doctoral level training. Within this context, the programs incorporate an emphasis on Black psychology and minority mental health. Thus, the program is structured to incorporate within the framework of training, i.e., content courses as well as experiential exposure, a multicultural orientation to psychology.
Eligibility for admission to the graduate programs in psychology is based on the admission standards of the State University System. This consists of a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 system) over the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study or a minimum combined score of 1,000 on the aptitude sections of the Graduate Records Examination. Along with the application, official transcripts and standardized test scores, applicants must have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. The psychology department’s admission committee reviews and evaluates all applications in terms of their satisfying the admissions criteria. All meeting the criteria are recommended for admission to the department chairperson; however, only 15 new entrants per program are accepted each academic year.
ProgramsBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree