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The Department of Psychology

The most successful department in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science in winning external grants, the Department of Psychology consists of 29 research-active faculty and about 60 graduate students. The Department offers both the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in psychology, with specialization in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, psychobiology, and social psychology.

The Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University offers an ideal combination of academic rigor and comfortable lifestyle. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate training by world-renowned faculty in the areas of Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychobiology, and Social Psychology, in a semitropical setting that is impossible to find elsewhere in the United States. The department is located in Boca Raton, a suburban resort community on the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.



Some universities measure greatness in decades and centuries. Florida Atlantic University measures it with every student who earns a degree, every researcher who makes a discovery and every community that is transformed.

At FAU's dedication ceremony in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson challenged the University's pioneers: "It is time now...for a new, adventurous, imaginative, courageous breakthrough — for a new revolution in education in America."

With those words, FAU opened its doors as the first public university in southeast Florida and the first in America designed for upper division students only. Since day one, FAU has pushed the bounds of higher education. Less than 50 years later, the University serves more than 26,000 freshmen, transfers and graduate students on seven campuses and sites.

People from every walk of life find a place at FAU. Students choose from more than 170 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers and the community engages hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.