Psychology is the science that deals with the study of behavior. The Psychology Program at Fairmont State has been developed to provide a strong foundation of applied and theoretical knowledge for those students anticipating either future graduate training or immediate employment. All Psychology majors are required to complete a minimum of 49 hours, which allows the student to develop a broad knowledge base within the discipline. The psychology curricula are ideal for students anticipating graduate work in various areas of psychology, social work and counseling. Students who are preparing for the areas of medicine and law also utilize the psychology major.
Psychology majors are encouraged to select a number of elective specialized psychology courses that could serve to expand their breadth of knowledge in particular areas of psychological interest. Students with a B.S. degree in psychology are eligible for a variety of entry-level positions in the areas of education, business, management, advertising, government, health-care, criminal justice and sales.