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The Psychology Department of West Virginia State University serves varied purposes for its diverse clientele.  For those students seeking training for professions in the field, we strive to present the necessary information, skills, and experience to prepare them for graduate school, careers, or both.  For those students in our service courses, our goals are to present a balanced, comprehensive view of psychology as a legitmate area of science, while likewise emphasizing the practical importance of the subject matter in their daily lives.

In addition to scholarship, the Department continues to maintain an active research profile, a referral service for those students in need of counseling, advising to all students interested in careers in the field, recognition of academic excellence through the departmental honor society, and an active voice in community service through off-campus classes and public speaking engagements.

As psychology is an ever more technical field, the Department strives to expand computer facilities and increase opportunities for students to gain necessary experience in this area.  Courses will continue to be updated to reflect new information, particularly in the biological areas of the discipline.  Other departments, including those in the social science, social work, and nursing, will continue to profit from the expertise of psychology as it relates to their disciplines.

Our Program continues to attract quality students through its qualified instructors, challenging courses, and modern facilites.  Our small faculty-to-student ratio contributes to an intimate learning atmosphere which is furthered by a group of dedicated, accessible faculty.  Classes are conveniently scheduled to accommodate the wide variety of students that our program attracts.  The West Virginia State University Psychology program will continue its effoorts to provide proper instruction, on all levels, to those who seek our knowledge, advice and guidance.

Dr. Charles Perdue
Program Coodinator
123 Hill Hall
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