Welcome to the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences (SPBS) at the University of West Florida. We have an outstanding faculty and staff ready to help you meet your goals in education and development. Our small class sizes give the faculty the opportunity to work closely with students to help them learn and apply the principles of psychology to analyze and solve problems, maximize human performance, and to improve one’s mental and physical well-being at home, in the workplace, and in health care settings. Students are engaged in a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, including classroom exercises and demonstrations, research projects, and service learning activities. Psychology is one of the most popular majors at the university because the knowledge and skills attained are highly applicable to a wide variety of occupations.
SPBS offers a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Experimental, Counseling, or Industrial-Organizational Psychology. The latter two specializations are accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council, the only accreditation for master’s level psychology programs. These programs follow the scientist-practitioner model, successfully preparing students for their professional careers or for furthering their education in doctoral programs. Our dedicated professors engage in a wide variety of research topics, consulting projects, and service activities providing students with hands-on opportunities to learn through participating in these experiences.
Our staff and Academic Peer Counselors are available to assist you in planning your courses for the Psychology major or minor. You can arrange a meeting with one by calling (850) 474-2363. If I can help in anyway, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook.
Steve Kass, Ph.D.