Social Sciences, Psychology

Program Overview

The B.A. in Social Sciences, Psychology concentration at Bluefield State University is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the field of psychology and prepare them for various career opportunities or graduate studies in psychology or related fields. The program focuses on the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, covering a wide range of topics such as cognitive processes, social interactions, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, and research methods.

With a strong emphasis on both theory and practical applications, the program aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities necessary for understanding and addressing human behavior in various contexts. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning experiences, including conducting research projects, participating in internships, and engaging in real-world applications of psychological principles.

Real World Success
Social Worker

Our graduates can expect to earn an annual mean wage of around $41,230.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will posess:

  • A comprehensive understanding of human behavior, including psychological theories, principles, and concepts that explain individual and group actions.
  • Cultivated empathy and interpersonal skills, enabling them to understand and connect with others.
  • A strong understanding of ethical principles and guidelines in psychology.

What You Need to Graduate

  • Completed general studies curriculum
  • Social Sciences core courses
  • Required PSYCH Courses
  • Aggregate 2.0 GPA in all courses