Dr. Mike Ransom, Chair
Department of Behavioral Science
College of Liberal Arts
Room: 101 HB
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:
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:
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:
The mission of the Psychology program is to develop graduates capable of improving and advancing the human condition. Aspiring graduates will be provided with the tools, knowledge, and experiences necessary to meet the needs of employers and all of society.
The Psychology 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 human service positions and graduate programs that develop specializations across the many fields of psychology. (Graduation rates and alumni surveys)
The program supports the Scientist-Practitioner model by providing experiences for all majors in the broad spectrum of scientist and practitioner roles in academics, business, criminal justice, education, and many human service fields. (Professional student conference presentation, internships/practicums, and community service envolvement)