• Psychology

    Charleston | Online

    Why UC

    Internships and/or service learning experiences related to clinical, counseling and forensic psychology, as well as other fields of interest, are available.

    Unique, two-track option to help you reach your career goals.

    Professional networking opportunities.

    Opportunities for travel to areas around the country and the world.

    100% of UC Psychology majors who applied to graduate school over the past ten years have been accepted.

    About Psychology

    The Psychology Program helps you understand the behavior and processes of organisms, and to learn to appreciate psychology as a discipline, a science and a profession. Our program is unique in it offers two different tracks within the degree program:

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - This track is primarily if you plan to pursue employment immediately following completion of your undergraduate degree. It is offered both in-seat and online.

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology - This track is intended for those who plan to pursue an advanced degree in psychology or related fields, such as social work.

    Psychology is also available as a minor.

     

     

    What You'll Learn

    In large part, students in the BS and BA tracks complete the same sequences of courses to achieve their degrees. Students pursuing the BS track generally follow a curriculum that encompasses more math and science courses, while those pursing a BA track will take courses that include more generalized traditional liberal arts type courses.

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    Admission Requirements

    Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

     

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    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our In-Seat Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    View our Online Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Charleston Psychology Fact Sheet

    Download the Online Psychology Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

     

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.

    Clubs

    The Psychology Program has two organizations associated with it. First is Psi Chi, which is the international honor society for the study of psychology. To achieve membership in Psi Chi, students must:

    1. Meet the academic standards established by the organization
    2. Be recommended by the faculty for membership
    3. Be approved as members by current Psi Chi members

    Our second organization is the Psychology Club. The Psychology Club is open to anyone, regardless of major, who has an interest in the field of psychology.

     

    Job Opportunities

     
    • Behavioral Health Technician
    • Case Manager
    • Corrections (Correctional Officer, Parole Officer)
    • Human Resource Manager
    • Psychometrician
    • Researcher
    • Skills Trainer
    • Supportive Counselor
     

    With Graduate Degree:

    • Higher Education (Professor)
    • Psychologist
    • Social Worker
    • Researcher
    • Therapist
     

     

    Program Faculty

     
    Martha Spiker
    Martha S. Spiker
    Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Social Sciences
    304-357-4772
    martyspiker@ucwv.edu

    Annie Cardell
    Annie Maria Cardell
    Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Psychology
    304-347-6987
    anniecardell@ucwv.edu