Behavioral Science Programs

Community Health Promotion Program

The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Promotion provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in community-based programs. The focus of the degree is to prepare health professionals who can assess needs, plan and implement programs, conduct research, communicate health information, and serve as a health resource person. Courses are designed with hands-on learning in mind. Students participate in projects where they are meeting a real community's health needs.


Geographic Information Science Minor

Fairmont State University students may specialize in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial analysis by completing a Minor in Geographic Information Science. The minor offers students in all fields the opportunity to add a competitive big data minor to their current area of study with the addition of geospatial analysis, spatial literacy communication, and cartographic mapping skills. A Geographic Information Science minor produces graduates who think spatially, are better able to interpret data, and critically apply theory and practice across disciplines. The minor in Geographic Information Science is located in the College of Liberal Arts/Department of Behavioral Science and is physically housed in the Spatial Science GIS Lab in Hardway Hall.


Psychology Program

Fairmont State Psychology classes consist of philosophical, biological, and social frameworks of human behaviors and their clinical and organizational applications. Psychology majors graduate with an in-depth understanding of mental functions and behaviors. Courses are laced with applied and theoretical information. Psychology majors who have a strong interest in community service can take advantage of specialty courses just for them.


Sociology Program

The Sociology Program at Fairmont State University strives to meet the needs of the local community and broader society by preparing all majors for immediate entry into social service positions and graduate programs that develop specializations across the many fields of sociology.