The Department of Psychology is represented by faculty at three FAU campuses (Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter). The Department of Psychology maintains a research-intensive graduate program, offering the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Psychology. We service over 2100 undergraduate majors as well. Our award-winning and internationally renowned faculty conducts research in four core areas of Psychology: Cognitive & Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Neuroscience, and Social/Personality Psychology. Students in our program undergo rigorous academic and research training and have gone on to successful careers in both academia and industry.
Part of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the department maintains close links with the Center for Complex Systems, with many faculty maintaining dual appointments. The department is among the most successful in the college in obtaining external funding, and enjoys a strong national and international profile.
Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience Grant
The Department of Psychology was awarded $28,800 for the American Psychological Association Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience. The award will be used to encourage students from underrepresented populations to pursue research careers in psychology or a related field, such as neuroscience, biology, or medicine. The award provides full-time pay while students pursue summer projects in a faculty mentor's lab.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and member of the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, William Alexander, Ph.D., part of groundbreaking neuroscience discovery. Read More
Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Psychology, Jacqueline Stotler, goes into detail about her research, her experience at FAU as a psychology student and her pursuits for after graduation in this recent Q and A. Read more.