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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. 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, MAC1105, and any level BSC or ZOO 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.

Minor requirements in Psychology – PSY 2012 is a prerequisite to a minor in psychology. Coursework consists of a minimum of eighteen (18) additional semester hours, inclusive of SOP 3782.

Faculty
Professor Emeritus: Perry, Aubrey M.
Professors: Baldwin, Joseph A (aka Kobi Kambon).; Chambers, John W.
Associate Professors: Aroyewun, Oladipo; Bell, Yvonne R.; Brown, Raeford; Hamilton, Seward E.; Jackson-Lowman, Huberta
Assistant Professors: Robertson, Jermaine; Robinson, Jackie; Singleton, Gwendolyn
Visiting Professors:  Golden, Amber

Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Freshman Year Sem. Hours
Fall Semester 
ENC 1101Freshman Communication Skills I...............................................................3
MAC 1105 Algebra......................................................................................................3
FRE or SPN 1120 French or Spanish Lecture and Lab...............................................4
BSC or ZOO any levela...............................................................................................4
 14

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills I.................................................................3
STA 2023 Probability and Statisiticsb.............................................................................3
FRE or SPN 1121 French or Spanish Lecture and Lab..................................................4
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychologya...........................................................................3
General Electiv...............................................................................................................3
 16

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
DEP 2004 Development or EDP 2002 Ed. Psycha.........................................................3
ENC 2300 or 3243 or 3320c...........................................................................................3
FRE or SPN 2120 French or Spanish  Lecture and Lab................................................4
AMH 2091 Introduction to African American History or
AFA 3104 African American Experience.........................................................................
3
Humanities......................................................................................................................3
 16

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
CGS 1160 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications..................................................3
SOP 3782 Black Psychology..........................................................................................3
Humanities Elective........................................................................................................3
Social Science Elective..................................................................................................3
Natural Science Elective.................................................................................................4
 16

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
PSY 3213 Research Design & Methods.........................................................................3
PSY 3204 Psychological Statisticsb...............................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
 15

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
EXP 3704 Experimental Psychology..............................................................................4
Psychology Elective........................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
 16

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
CLP 4142 Abnormal Psychology....................................................................................3
Psychology Elective........................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
 15

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
PSY 4604 History and Systems  of Psychology.............................................................3
Psychology Elective........................................................................................................3
Psychology Elective........................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
 15
a Must pass these classes with a “C” or better prior to declaring a major         
   in psychology.
b STAT 2023 is a prerequisite to PSY 3204
c ENC 2300 or 3243 or 3320 is a prerequisite to EXP 3704

Bachelor of Science Psychology
Freshman Year Sem. Hours
Fall Semester 
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I..............................................................3
MAC 1105 Algebraa.....................................................................................................3
BSC or ZOO any levela...............................................................................................4
*Humanities.................................................................................................................3
General Elective..........................................................................................................3
 16

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II................................................................3
STA 2023 Probability and Statisticsb..............................................................................3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychologya...........................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
CGS 1160 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications..................................................3
 15

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
DEP 2004 Development or EDP 2002 Ed. Psycha.........................................................3
ENC 2300 or 3243 or 3320c...........................................................................................3
Humanities Elective........................................................................................................3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History or
AFA 3104 African-American Experience........................................................................
3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
 15

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
SOP 3782 Black Psychology..........................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
Social Science Elective..................................................................................................3
Natural Science Elective.................................................................................................4
 16

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
PSY 3213 Research Design & Methods.........................................................................3
PSY 3204 Psychological Statisticsb...............................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
 15

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
EXP 3704 Experimental Psychologyc.............................................................................4
CLP 4142 Abnormal Psychology....................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
 16

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
PSY 4604 History and Systems  of Psychology.............................................................3
Psychology Elective........................................................................................................3
General Elective.............................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
Minor...............................................................................................................................3
 15

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
Psychology Elective3
Psychology Elective3
Minor3
General Elective3
General Elective3
 15
  
a Must pass these classes with a “C” or better prior to declaring a major
   in psychology.
b STAT 2023 is a prerequisite to PSY 3204
c ENC 2300 or 3243 or 3320 is a prerequisite to EXP 3704

CLP 4142 Abnormal Psychology (3) Presentations of psychological models and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding, assessing and intervening in maladaptive behavior such as functional disorders which include transient reactions, neuroses, and psychoses; disorders associated with brain pathology; character disorders and psychophysiological disorders (Lecture and discussion).
CLP 4303 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3) Presentation of the history and development of clinical psychology; the past and present functions and techniques of clinical psychology with emphasis on psychological assessment and varying systems of psychotherapy (Lecture and discussion).
CYP 3003 Community Psychology (3) Brief survey of history of community psychology movement, variety of social, scientific and political issues surrounding its development and role of social structure, interpersonal and person-systems interactions in multicultural American society. Current foci and future directions will also be explored (Lecture and discussion).
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development (3) Changes in human behavior from conception to death. Also called lifespan psychology, this course examines the social, cognitive, linguistic and biophysical alternations experienced by human beings across the life cycle. Theoretical and empirical issues emanating from areas such as mate selection, child socialization, family dynamics, parenting and aging are discussed.
EAB 3702 Applied Behavior Analysis (3) Introduction to principles of behavior; application of systematic knowledge and laboratory know-how to analysis and interpretation of individual human conduct in clinic, classroom and everyday behavior (Lecture, Discussion and Demonstrations).
EAB 4734 Behavioral Medicine (Health Psychology) (3) (Prerequisite – PPE3003) This course is designed as a survey of the topics in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and behavioral health. Health psychology is the scientific study of behavior that is related to health enhancement, disease prevention, and rehabilitation. Behavioral health includes a wide variety of research and interventions that explore ways to keep healthy people from getting sick. The course will focus on the role of behavioral factors in health and wellness and how behavioral factors can be used in prevention and rehabilitation. Stress and life style factors, such as diet, exercise, alcohol, and drugs in health and wellness will also be examined.
EDP 2002 Educational Psychology (3) An introduction to the philosophical underpinnings and theoretical framework of psychology as it relates to the educational process. The implications of psychological theories, concepts, and principles are discussed in relation to the teaching- learning process in the multicultural school system (Lecture and discussion).
EXP  3413 Theories of Learning (3) Examination is made of the essential features of the major theories of learning. Emphasis is placed upon a critical analysis and practical applicability of these theories (Lecture and discussion).
EXP 3704C Experimental Psychology (4) (Prerequisites – PSY3204 and ENC 2300 or 3243 or 3320)  Experimental procedures in various areas of psychology. Emphasis on research design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of experiments of original nature. APA-style is emphasized. Laboratory research is included (Lecture, lab, discussion and demonstrations).
INP 2002 Industrial Psychology (3) Survey of the applications of psychological principles in work-place settings. Emphasis is on application of research and theory to understanding of human behavior on the job (Lecture and discussion).
PPE 3003 Personality Psychology (3) Focuses on survey of basic concepts and principles in development of personality theories related to the various schools taught in personality psychology. Role of race and culture in personality psychology will be emphasized (Lecture and discussion).
PSB 3003C Psychobiology (4) Theories, data, and techniques oriented toward investigation of the way in which processes in the central nervous system are related to behavioral states. Laboratory research is included (Lecture, lab, discussion and demonstrations).
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology (3) Psychology as a science with emphasis on such behavioral phenomena as learning, motivation, sensation, perception, cognition, personality, personality adjustment, and assessment techniques. (Lecture, discussion and demonstrations)
PSY 3204 Psychological Statistics (3) (Prerequisite STA2023) Measures of central tendency, dispersion, standard scores, correlation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing (Lecture and discussion).
PSY 3209 Advanced Psychological Statistics (3) This is a second course in statistics that will cover univariate, bivariate, and multivariate inferential statistics. It will include both the theoretical basis and applications of statistical techniques in psychology. The specific parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures will be covered in this course.
PSY 3213 Research Design & Methods (3) Focuses on conceptual frameworks in research design. Emphasis on exposition of scientific problems and articulation of protocol for addressing research problems using scientific strategies.
PSY 3923 Current Topics (3) Focuses on contemporary or emerging topics in psychology. Topics vary; however,  the course may be taken only once.
PSY 4303 Psychological Measurement (3) Techniques of standardization, administration, and evaluation of mental tests; representative examples of various types of measures of aptitude, achievement, interest, and personality.  Emphasis on application to multicultural populations (Lecture and discussion).
PSY 4604 History and Systems (3) Historical approach to presenting the development of psychology as a science, along with its defunct and contemporary systems  (Lecture & Discussion).
PSY 4906 Directed Individual Study (3-6) (Prerequisite: senior standing) Undergraduate senior student with advisor’s recommendation pursues research or a special project under faculty-supervision.
SOP 3003  Social Psychology (3 ) Social factors in individual and group behavior with special emphasis on person perception, interpersonal attraction, aggression, attitudes, and the effects of socio-environmental factors on human behavior  (Lecture and discussion).
SOP 3724 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism (3) Focuses on an in-depth analysis of the psychological, social, and cultural factors in the antagonism, hostility, and violence that characterize relationships between different racial-ethnic groups in American society  (Lecture and discussion).
SOP 3782 Black Psychology (3) In-depth analysis of theory, research, practice and thought characterizing the growth and development of black psychology.  Emphasis is placed on the Afrocentric philosophical model in black psychology  (Lecture and discussion).
SOP 4742 Psychology of Women (3) Psychological impact of changing sex roles in our society with emphasis on the interlocking but contradictory stereotypes applied to the black woman both from within her sub-culture and from the white-dominated society at large.