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.  Examples include:

  • Psychopathy of Child & Adolescence
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Delinquency

Students who are interested in a separate major can also study  Psychology.  A number of elective courses from biopsychology to the Psychology of aging are offered for students to also earn a psychology minor. 

The Psychology curriculum is ideal for students anticipating graduate work in areas of:

  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Counseling

Career Opportunities

The Psychology program is ideal for students who plan to go on to graduate school or for those hoping to enter the work force with an undergraduate degree.  Career opportunities include:

  • Research Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist (including Forensic Psychologist)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Career & Guidance counselor
  • Social worker
  • Advertising
  • Law school
  • Medical school


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