Psychology is the science of behavior. Courses in this discipline convey the principles,
methods and theories that are necessary for a better understanding of human
and animal behaviors.
The Department of Psychology is home to approximately 70 graduate students and
over 800 undergraduate psychology majors and minors. Students interact
frequently with psychology faculty and peers through academic coursework, discovery
of new knowledge in our research facilities, and applying evidence-based principles
to understanding behavior in real-world settings.
How will I focus my
Studying psychology at WVU allows students to work toward a liberal arts degree rather
than a specialized degree that prepares them for a specific type of job. Typically,
students tailor their schedules according to their career paths. These decisions
generally fall into three categories: graduate school, a career applying psychology
to human problems or pursuit of a career in a non-related field.
Students enrolled in any non-psychology degree program within the University may elect
to complete a minor in psychology.