Florida Atlantic University Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
I went to Florida Atlantic University for my undergraduate degree. I majored in Psychology and Sociology, and I went to this university for four years. I enjoyed my time here because I believe that professors have impacted my education. Like at any university, there are many opportunities, but it is up to the students to take the initiative in the resources that are offered. For example, when I emailed my professors about research and lab positions opportunities, they were able to assist me. I learned so much about research in labs and the importance of ethics when working with people. Not only did I feel that the academics have improved my learning, but I believe that FAU has taught me about myself. The organizations are robust and charitable. Many of the organizations are recognized by many of the population. There are many times out of the year where you can speak to people about their clubs and organization on the breezeway. A breezeway is a favorite place on campus because this where students can expand their social connections in their personal interest or career goals. This place is like the heart of the school, and I recommend that every new student check it out. The location of FAU is excellent because it is really close to the beach and in such a beautiful city. Most of the students are commuters after their first year of college because there are many apartments around the school. There are many part-time job opportunities around the area. The Career Center has been a help to me in the past as well as many other students at FAU. They can help with your resume, mock-interviewing, and job searching. Even after graduating, the Career Center can assist graduate students in finding a job. All in all, I believe that my four years at Florida Atlantic University were phenomenal!
Florida Atlantic University is an outstanding school. The teachers are very knowledgeable, the faculty are very helpful and responsive. There are many clubs and organizations available and the residence halls were very nice. The students are very diverse and friendly as well.
During my years here at FAU, Ive had the privilege to be part of multiple aspects of the culture surrounding this university from organizations to various positions on campus and I must say that this university has definitely forged me into the man I am today in both overt and esoteric manners. At the undergraduate level, my interests became more focused. Through various interactions with individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, I became very interested in the inner workings of how others think. As a gregarious individual, I found my major of Psychology to be very applicable to my daily interactions and relations with others, so the courses quickly captured my interest. Eventually, through conversations with various mentors and peers, I decided to pursue a Masters of Education in Higher Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership because of both my experiences working in Student Affairs and the extracurricular activities I am involved in. The simple idea of being able to have a transformative impact on someone's ability to pursue their passions alleviates any doubts or confounds in my decision to pursue this path. As stated by Bill Bradley, a former professional basketball player, and politician, Leadership is unlocking peoples potential to become better. This quote has reshaped my undergraduate life at Florida Atlantic University because the university has provided me with numerous resources to excel academically as well as challenge myself with leadership development.
Florida Atlantic University is an incredible university. It is not too big, yet not too small. The stadium is unreal and the tailgates are too. The main campus is in sunny Boca Raton. Truthfully, the city itself gives you enough adventure and inspiration. The majority of the working population are young executives ready to help. There are many internship opportunities and high-paying jobs for full-time students at FAU. The professors will work with you to succeed. The city is expensive, but you get what you pay for-- unprecedented opportunities.
I graduated in 2013 from Florida Atlantic University with a BAC in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I completed one year of a masters program at FaU in clinical mental health counseling where I worked as a graduate assistant at the office for students with disabilities. I feel this experience helped prepare me for the workforce, opened my eyes to cultural sensitivity in the work place, was a very rewarding opportunity, and helped me network with professionals in the field.
I attended the Harriet Wilkes Honors college. I would recommend this school, the professors are wonderful. The classes are small and the other students are very helpful. Because it is such a small school, all the student know each other and it really feels like a community.
I attended Florida Atlantic University for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and this summer I will be returning as a Graduate student to work on my Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Returning to FAU for Grad school required no second thought- I knew that I could rely on FAU to provide the same level of stellar education I received in my undergrad time. FAU has an incredible variety of dedicated, and intelligent professors, true professionals who love their chosen field of research (cognitive, social, developmental psychologists), and their craft as teachers. The FAU professors that I had the pleasure of learning and working with inspired me to pursue a career path in Educational Psychology. Their passion, motivation, and encouragement serve to fortify the very spinal fabric that allows FAU to continue to excel in the world of higher education. FAU is spectacular if you are looking for a challenge, to achieve individual and career growth, and for an overall amazing college experience.
I was a dual major in college, and when I compare the quality of the two colleges I belonged to, I would choose the English department hands down. They have a variety of professors, but more times than not you'll find one or two professors you'll stick too, especially they teach your required courses. The psychology department is problematic, though classes are sometimes large and you'll probably be taught by a teaching assistant, that's fine and expected. The problem is when the majority of the courses are taught by teaching assistants. Professors of the behavioral department were a rare sight, I suppose this was because they were focused more on their experiments. I never had the chance to connect with my psychology professors the way I connected with my English professors.