• Psychology

    Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology

    Charleston | Online


    PsychologyThe Psychology program at the University of Charleston helps students understand the operation of behavior and mental processes or organisms, appreciate psychology as a discipline, a science, and a profession, and acquire skills necessary for advanced study or work within the discipline.

    Mission Statement

    The Psychology Program prepares the student:

    • For advanced study in psychology or a related field that leads to professional employment (productive work)
    • To be an effective, productive and critical producer and consumer of research (enlightened living)
    • To be a contributing member of their profession and actively involved in their community (community involvement)
    • UC Offers:
      • Two-track program: Bachelor of Sciences (BS) - offered exclusively in-seat at Charleston -- prepares students for graduate study; Bachelor of Arts (BA) - offered in-seat and online - prepares students who plan to pursue work immediately following graduation.
      • Strong program emphasis on quantitative and qualitative research methods and experimental design
      • Opportunities to present student research to state, regional, and national audiences
      • Internships and service-learning experiences with non-profit, medical, and criminal justice system agencies
      • Program structure enables interested students to pursue a double major

    Student Testimonial

    The psychology department at the University of Charleston has provided me with academic help and encouragement in many different ways. The classes that are required by the psychology department are not only intriguing but very informational. Even though I am only a sophomore the excellent teaching techniques used by the professors have made me feel educated beyond my years.

    — Colleen Crisafulli, UC Psychology Major, Class of 2013


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