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Department of Psychology
501 Orr Dr.
203 B Gore Education Complex (GEC)
Tallahassee, Forida 32307

About The Department Of Psychology

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, masters and educational specialist degrees in psychology with a Black psychology and multicultural emphasis.

What's Going on In The Department?

2018 Imhotep Interdisciplinary Research Conference and ABPsi Student-Circle Retreat Conference Registration

Registration Categories


Professional - $60 (Includes all conference/ retreat sessions and t-shirt)

Student - $35  (Includes all conference/ retreat sessions and t-shirt)

FAMU Student -Free (Includes all conference/ retreat sessions)


Sherehe Award Banquet Fundraiser -$30 - Includes dinner and admission. Proceeds go to FAMU Psychology Scholarship Fund

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Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology exposes students to the science of behavior, provides a foundation for the pursuit of advanced degrees in the field and in related disciplines, and offers students multicultural perspectives for understanding human nature and functioning at undergraduate and graduate levels.

 A unique multicultural programmatic framework distinguishes our programs. The emphasis of this thrust is primarily, although not exclusively, on the reconceptualization and application of psychology to the experiences of people of African descent.



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 1960’s 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 is predominantly African American, 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.

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