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About the Major

Psychology majors study mental processes and behavior, as well as the physiological and neurobiological processes and their effect on behaviors. Students receive a broad, science-based liberal arts education that explores psychology from both natural and social science perspectives. With faculty possessing expertise in five different areas of specialization, psychology majors at UF are well-prepared for graduate study in psychology, advanced professional programs, or a diverse array of careers.

Our graduates have gone on to become...

Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Behavior Analyst
  • Gerontologist
  • Managers
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Specialist
  • Psychiatrists
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Victim Advocate
  • Zookeeper
  • Art Therapist
  • Biogerontologist
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Abuse Counselor
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Forensic Psychologist
Cool Courses You Might Take
  • Aging and the Brain (DEP 4930)
  • Animal Cognition (PSY 4930)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (EAB 4714C)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience (PSB 4342)
  • Eating Disorders (PCO 4930)
  • Evolutionary Psychology (SOP 4704)
  • Infant Development (DEP 4115)
  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness (PSY 4930)
  • Psychology of Eating and Obesity (PSY 4930)
  • Psychology of Law (PSY 4930)
  • Psychology of Relationships (SOP 4704)
  • Psychology of Women (PCO 4272)
  • For more course descriptions, please visit the course descriptions page in the Undergraduate catalog
Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • National Certification Exam: A two-course sequence for preparing to take the applied behavior analysis exam
  • Psychology Club and Psi Chi (the International Honor Society for Psychology)
  • Research: Supervised research as well as individual work such as senior honors theses
  • Study Abroad: Overseas studies programs available
  • Teaching Assistants: learn about college-level teaching in psychology
  • Volunteer: Work with community agencies and enhance understanding of psychology in applied settings
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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