PSYCHOLOGY

The Undergraduate Psychology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for tasks needed in the workplace and/or entry into graduate programs. Psychology majors take courses in introductory psychology as well as courses in career planning, research design and statistics, brain and behavior, social psychology and selected courses from experimental, developmental and individual difference core areas.

The Graduate Psychology curriculum offers a Master of Science in Applied Psychology and a Specialist Degree in School Psychology allowing students to become licensed professional counselors (LPCs) or Nationally Certified School Psychologists.

LATEST NEWS

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS:
FMU is pleased to announce that after our initial review we continue to be a fully “Recognized” program through the National Association of School Psychologists through 2023.  Candidates who graduate from our program while it holds NASP-approved status are automatically eligible for the National Certificate in School Psychology (NCSP), pending the attainment of a passing score on the Praxis II Examination in School Psychology, and documentation of an internship consistent with NASP standards.
A special thank you to all of our graduate students, alumni, supervisors, and school districts for providing this data to ensure the continued success of our program.

ADVISING AND PRE-REGISTRATION:
Advising for the Spring 2018 term will be October 25 – November 13.  Please stop by your academic advisor’s office to sign up for an advising appointment before October 25th.

LAB COURSES FOR FALL 2017
Lab courses will begin on Tuesday, August 22nd 2017.

HISTORY

The Department of Psychology, then called the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy, was one of the original academic departments at the founding of Francis Marion College in 1970. There were no plans to offer graduate education at FMU until community mental health practitioners expressed interest in advanced training; as a result, the Departments of Psychology and Sociology began in 1976 to offer a sequence of five applied courses termed the “Paraprofessional Option.” These programs have grown a great deal since 1976; however, small class sizes, close mentorship, and hands-on training remain a priority. Currently, the Department offers a rigorous undergraduate major in Psychology, as well as graduate degrees in Applied Psychology (Clinical/Counseling) and School Psychology.

CONTACT US!
Francis Marion University Department of Psychology
PO BOX 100547
Florence, SC 29502
Phone: (843) 661-1641
Email: psychdesk@fmarion.edu