Sep 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog 
2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

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Dean Lisa A. Steelman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Robert A. Taylor, Ph.D.

Mission Statement and Overview

The College of Psychology and Liberal Arts has the mission of providing students a foundation to the philosophies, concepts, methods of inquiry and knowledge bases underlying the liberal arts and the social sciences. The college strives to develop global citizens for a multicultural and technology-driven 21st century, who can realize their full potential through an understanding of cultural diversity, an appreciation of the creative arts, knowledge of the history of human interaction, and developing effective communication and problem-solving skill sets.

The College of Psychology and Liberal Arts includes the School of Arts and Communication, School of Behavior Analysis and School of Psychology, and the military science program (ROTC). The college offers bachelor’s degrees in applied behavior analysis, forensic psychology, humanities, multiplatform journalism, psychology and strategic communication, and master’s degrees in applied behavior analysis, global strategic communication, industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior management, organizational leadership and professional behavior analysis. Doctoral degrees are awarded in behavior analysis, clinical psychology and industrial/organizational psychology. In addition to these programs offered on campus, the college offers associate degrees in liberal arts and criminal justice, and bachelor’s degrees in applied psychology and criminal justice through Florida Tech Online.

Courses in foreign languages and linguistics are offered through the School of Arts and Communication, as well as an intensive English as a Second Language Bridge Program for students whose first language is not English.

Financial Assistance

General financial assistance information including assistantships and veterans benefits is addressed in the Financial Overview  section.

Merit scholarships for undergraduate students are dependent on available funding. For more information, contact the college.

Graduate Admission

For psychology program applicants, the School of Psychology  endorses the following resolution of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology regarding the offering and accepting of financial aid after April 15:

An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to solicit or accept another offer. Offers made after April 15 must include the provision that the offer is void if acceptance of a previous offer from a department accepting this resolution is in force on that date. These rules are binding on all persons acting on the behalf of the offering institution.

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