The Department of Psychology offers major and minor programs in psychology in a setting which allows students to excel academically, professionally, socially and personally. The Department of Psychology offers course work leading to the baccalaureate, master's, and educational specialist degrees in psychology with a Black psychology and multicultural emphasis.
The psychology department’s programs grew out of the University’s recognition of the need for more psychologically trained Black para-professionals, professionals and scientists to address the critical shortage in the areas of human services education and research. Additionally, in the wake of the 1960s there was a growing sensitivity in American society regarding the importance of culture in mental health and human behavior, especially where racial and cultural minorities were concerned. Given that FAMU has a predominantly African-American student body, increased awareness of the significance of culture led to the incorporation of an emphasis on African-American cultural and minority issues into the curriculum and overall programmatic thrust of the Department.
For Advisement/ Course Scheduling Concerns, please email one of or two academic advisors, Ms. Howard (Students with Last Names A-Jh), at: Charlene.Howard@famu.edu and/or Ms. Raphael (Students with Last Names Ji-Z), at: Tamika1.Raphael@famu.edu
For Undergraduate Program Concerns, please email our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Johnson, at: Leona.Johnson@famu.edu
For Graduate Program Concerns, please email our Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Tani, at: Novell.Tani@famu.edu
For Administrative Concerns please reach out to our Office Manager, Mrs. Annette Jackson-Austin, may be reached at 850-599-3014.
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