Develop an Understanding of Developmental, Social, Biological, Cognitive, Clinical, Evolutionary and Health Psychology

How does mindful meditation prevent stress from impacting your ability to concentrate? Can going for a walk improve your ability to learn? Your psychology degree from Nova Southeastern University gives you the chance to explore these questions and more by teaching you the valuable skills you need to get an edge in the career marketplace.

Beginning in your first semester, NSU’s B.S. in Psychology gives you opportunities to work collaboratively with professors to conduct research and present at local and national conferences. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology or counseling, you’ll have opportunities to complete practicums and internships (for credit), to gain work experience in clinical settings. Whether you choose to pursue a career as a behavioral science researcher, licensed psychologist or use the flexibility and skills earned with a psychology degree to work in the industry of your choice, NSU prepares you for the next step.

Why Should You Major in Psychology at NSU?

Advance in Psychology, Pharmacology and Medicine

According to the American Psychological Association, an undergraduate degree in psychology makes you qualified to enter and excel in a variety of careers. A 2017 report published by the APA shows that 14% of psychology bachelor’s degree holders go on to earn a graduate degree in psychology, while 30% obtain advanced degrees in other fields and 56% enter the workforce. Some career opportunities for our majors include business, research, teaching, human resource management, social services, and mental health.

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Average Starting Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a psychologist in May 2019 was $80,370 per year.

Shark Destinations

According to the APA, about 40% of Psychology majors go on to complete some form of graduate training. As an NSU Psychology student, you’ll gain a strong foundation that will help springboard you into graduate programs in psychology, law, medicine, business and education. Psychology graduates have found employment in organizations such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, the State of Florida judicial system, municipal government, public school districts, colleges and universities, health care organizations, financial and banking institutions, among other places.

NSU’s Psychology Organizations

Psi Chi
Psi Chi: is one of the largest and most respected honor societies in the country. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Membership in Psi Chi is recognized as an important accomplishment by employers, graduate schools and government organizations.
Psychology Club
Psychology Club: As a member of NSU’s Psychology Club you’ll have opportunities to expand your knowledge of psychology, as well as the chance to participate in several different activities related to the field. This includes the chance to meet professionals in the field and to gain hands-on experience through on-campus research.
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi: Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education to engage the community of scholars in service to others.