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Florida Tech University Florida Tech University was established in 1958 as a center for advanced education for the professionals who worked in the space program at Kennedy Space Center. It is located in Melbourne, Florida, and the campus is beautifully designed close to nature surrounded by the Botanical Garden, the Atlantic coast and the Indian River. The university is ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world, and it has also been named one of the top technological universities in the United States. Its graduates are well-prepared for their entry into a science career, and their mid-career salaries are some of the best in Florida. Besides science, the university is known for being one of the 10 best surf schools in America. The school is also home to one of the largest research telescopes in the southeast region. The campus and its area house many research centers, institutes and laboratories and many of the university’s students go on to find successful careers as engineers, scientists, pilots, and researchers all over the world.

Florida Tech University Accreditation Details

Florida Tech University is accredited by the following bodies and institutions:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • Aviation Accreditation Board International
  • Florida Department of Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association

Florida Tech University Application Requirements

The application requirements for incoming freshman are the following:

  • Transcripts
  • ACT or SAT official results
  • Application essay
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

Candidates who are applying for admission to the graduate programs at Florida Tech University must submit proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. Candidates must also submit:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Application fee
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Statement of intent
  • GRE/GMAT scores where applicable

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for undergraduate students is estimated and charged per semester. Science and engineering majors can expect to pay $19,270, and all other majors will pay $17,560 per semester. These costs do not include room, board or other fees associated with the university.

The expected cost of attendance for graduate students is $39,640 for most students. A psychology doctorate is expected to cost $37,570. Florida Tech University’s MA PBA program costs $46,650.

Florida Tech University accepts and facilitates the following types of financial assistance:

  • Federal Aid (FAFSA)
  • Private Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Assistantships
  • Student Employment
  • Florida State Aid
  • Graduate Research Funding

Online Degrees Available

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology: Child Advocacy

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Psychology will provide students with the knowledge of basic human behaviors. This degree program is flexible and offered entirely online. The goals of this program are to teach students how to:

  • Work to both identify and develop practical solutions to current issues
  • Gain the skills necessary to become a child advocate
  • Understand the complexity associated with international and cultural diversity
  • Be able to distinguish delinquency, domestic violence, hate crimes, crime prevention and substance abuse
  • Be able to distinguish between interdisciplinary theories and psychological theories
  • Be able to work with and recognize valuable empirical evidence
  • Understand ethical implications
  • Gain practical and transferable skills

The core class requirements for the completion of this major are the following:

  • Mastering eLearning
  • Composition
  • Writing 2
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Writing about Literature
  • General Physical Science
  • General Biological Science
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Communications
  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
  • Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
  • Survey of World Literature
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Lifespan Development & Psychology
  • Research and Computer Literacy
  • Research Methods in Applied Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Learning and Motivation
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Test and Measures
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Professional and Ethical Issues
  • Quality Enhancement Plan 1
  • Quality Enhancement Plan 2

The concentration courses associated with this program include:

  • Principles of Individual and Community Advocacy
  • Critical Issues in Child Advocacy
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical and Community Psychology

Students are also required to take 12 credits of restricted electives as well as 15 credits of free electives.

A Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology with a Child Advocacy emphasis prepares students to enter the workforce through many avenues. This degree is practical for many markets including work in the social sciences as well as science. This degree may also lead students to further postgraduate study. Potential career positions include counselor, case manager, residential supervisor, or child welfare specialist.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology

Students in the program studying Applied Psychology with a Clinical Psychology emphasis will be introduced to psychological and behavioral problems. The goal of this degree is to prepare students for postgraduate study and potential licensure. The program teaches the students the following skills:

  • Theoretical approaches to research in personality development
  • The complexity of both international and sociocultural diversity
  • Major issues and concepts within applied psychology
  • Different methods of clinical assessments and treatments
  • Understanding of the biological issues underlying psychology
  • Transferable skills for the workplace

Students will be required to take the following core course to complete the Applied Psychology major:

  • Mastering eLearning
  • Composition
  • Writing 2
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Writing about Literature
  • General Physical Science
  • General Biological Science
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Communications
  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
  • Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
  • Survey of World Literature 2
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Lifespan Development & Psychology
  • Research and Computer Literacy
  • Research Methods in Applied Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Learning and Motivation
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Test and Measures
  •  Personal and Professional Development
  • Professional and Ethical Issues
  • Quality Enhancement Plan 1
  • Quality Enhancement Plan 2

Students will also take emphasis courses that include:

  • Crisis and Conflict Resolution
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Human Cognition: Theory and Application
  • Clinical and Community Psychology

Students are also required to take 33 credit hours of other electives.

This degree is a pathway to higher education and potential licensure. To work in a private practice, both a graduate degree and a license is required. When all of the relevant education is completed, graduates may find positions such as a clinical director or assistant psychologist.

Florida Tech University has had a solid foundation of excellence in science since it was opened in 1958. The Applied Psychology degrees delivered by Florida Tech University provide pathways for students into both a career path and higher education and eventual licensure as a psychologist.

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