Take a Hike: Research Shows Walks in Nature Make You Happier
New research co-authored by USF’s Ben Levy shows that communing with nature is good for you and might even make you smarter.
USF’s Department of Psychology designed its curriculum around the foundations of psychological theory and application. By forming a broad understanding of psychology—from social, biological, clinical, cultural, developmental and ethical points of view—students learn to respect the complexities of human behavior. A careful examination of behavioral science in the context of the liberal arts helps students form a comprehensive base for a wide variety of professions or to pursue a graduate degree in many fields of study, including psychology, law, education, and medicine.
Psychology majors gain hands-on experience through research courses or participate in faculty research labs as student assistants.
Our students are landing jobs and internships at clinics, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofits or they’re going on to top graduate schools.