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.
"Let our collective action tell the story of
our Department’s determination and
commitment to our students ... and
affirm the right of our Department to
exist and to develop students to their
fullest potential" - (O. Miller, 2010).
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.
“I am because WE are; and therefore,
WE are because I am.”
For Advisement/ Course Scheduling Concerns, please email one of or two academic advisors, Mr. Loyal Henderson (Students with Last Names A-Jh), at: Loyal.Henderson@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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