Florida International University Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
Truthfully, I was very against going to FIU because I wanted to leave Miami. I did not want to stay and continue going to a school in the same vicinity as my high school, but FIU changed my mind entirely. I attended Panther Camp, which made me fall in love with this university before attending. I realized how big they are on their values and making sure students feel welcomed and appreciated. It felt like a family. I was a transfer for Miami Dade College and I felt immediately welcomed as if I was a freshman entering college for the first time. Because of Panther Camp, I decided to go Greek. It was such a life changing opportunity for me, I not only met numerous amount of dedicated and strong minded individuals, but I made connections for a lifetime. FIU gives you an opportunity to meet and participate with people you would never imagine meeting otherwise. I loved all my professors, felt it was rigorous and very understanding. University is no joke and should not be taken as such. FIU truly cares about you and wants to make sure you are a happy graduate and that is exactly how I felt! Hence, why I chose FIU as my graduate school. I loved it so much and truly felt like home. You get quality instruction with less of a financial burden such as private schools. It's a win-win.
I honestly loved FIU. There was so much diversity amongst the students, and so many opportunities. It was a lot of fun because there was always something going on, whether it was something benefiting you academically or socially. The social events, such as tailgates and homecoming were very fun and very well planned/funded. Of course, like every university, there are bad professors. But, thanks to FIU, I had the opportunity to work/meet with faculty and professors that literally changed my life.
I love the psychology department. The professors in that department was great and had real life experiences. Classes were either two days for an 1 hour and 15 minutes or a one day 2 hour and 40 minutes classes. I actually prefer the one day a week class, which didn't feel long at all. The professors dint just lecture, but they provided real life examples and showed great clips for better comprehension.
Florida International University was my home for five years. Had it not been for FIU's ability to provide a variety of degrees, minors and certifications outside of a specific field, I would not have been able to obtain my bachelor's degree in Psychology, minor in Occupational Therapy and certificate in Speech and Language Pathology. Pursing my degree in Psychology opened doors to endless branches of career options. I was able to fall in love with Speech and Language Pathology because of the many courses offered as a Psychology major that opened my interest towards individuals with difficulties communicating. Courses such as " Child development" , " Children's Learning" and "Introduction to Communication Disorders" invited me to walk in the direction I was always meant to follow. What excites me to share with you is how one degree track opens doors to many others. As a Psychology major, I was already in the study of human thinking and truly enjoyed the teaching methods of my Professors. Taking courses that introduced me towards the more hands-on, and more one-on-one interaction with others such as Occupational therapy interested me to pursue a minor. Finally, after learning how passionate I had become about pursuing a career in Speech and Language Pathology, I acquired my certificate in the program and was able to graduate with all three degree tracks under my belt. FIU pushed me left and right, allowing me to experience so much and opened my eyes to so many possibilities that I left the institution confident and ready to pursue my Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology on August 2017.
I travel a lot for work and the need to acquire my degree was important to me. I did a lot of research and found that Florida International University had the degree and field of study that I wanted. Within no time I called and filed an application and was ready to go. After graduating I still get emails on up and coming events and networking socials that will further my career. Upon obtaining my diploma I realized how much I needed to learn and decided that the next step for me was seeking a Masters. If it was not for the online program that was easy and flexible with my ever changing schedule I would not have come to that decision and be in my first year now.
At FIU with its two diverse campuses you can be sure to find where you fit it. With the help of professors and advisors that will assist you in your journey. Every single person I have come across (at either campus) has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable in their field. This provides you with a sense of comfort that those that are teaching you, know what they are teaching. I can now go into my chosen career field confidently, knowing I received my education from FIU.
Wish there were more online courses available so disabled students like me could complete the courses required more easily