Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department at UWF offers small classes, personal attention from respected faculty, and hands-on experience working with local organizations. Our focus is on your academic success.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificates. The faculty’s applied psychological science specialties are varied and diverse so that multiple opportunities are available for a wide range of learning experiences.


UWF receives grant to research ways to support women faculty

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $598,354, five-year grant to a team of faculty researchers at the University of West Florida (UWF) who will investigate ways to support women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. More information can be found at

UWF Suicide Outreach and Support Program awarded $300,000 Grant

Dr. Susan Walch of the Department of Psychology, along with Dr. Rebecca Kennedy and Dr. April Glenn of the UWF Health and Counseling Services, Student Affairs, are the recipients of a $300,000 grant over a 3 year period, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services. They proposed an integrated, coordinated multi-level program called Suicide Outreach and Support (SOS), which includes universal prevention strategies aimed at the general campus population, targeting male and female students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and ages. Special emphasis will be placed on reaching gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) students and military-affiliated students, including active duty service persons, veterans, and military spouses and dependents. SOS is anticipated to provide an effective mechanism for early identification of students in trouble and effective response to their needs.

Psychology Research Pool

The Psychology Research Pool (PRP) allows undergraduate students to participate in or read more about research studies. Participating in the PRP enables undergraduates to:

  • Learn more about psychological research
  • Participate in research studies
  • Read exciting new studies in the field of psychology
  • Earn ArgoPoints for extra credit in approved Psychology courses

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Important Dates

August 8
Last Day of Summer Semester

August 4 - August 24
Regular Registration for Fall Semester

August 25
First Day of Fall Semester Classes