Department of Psychology Overview
The psychology department at Bluefield College supports the mission of the College to transform students’ hearts, minds, and lives as it engages them in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students develop a broad based appreciation for the multiple perspectives currently active in the discipline, develop the intellectual ability to evaluate the potential of psychological constructs to inform real life decisions, and prepare to pursue graduate study if they so choose. In short, the psychology department at Bluefield exists to “enable students to pursue their dreams through the behavioral sciences.”
The department has an excellent history of placing graduates in diverse graduate programs at such locations as California State University, Tulane University, Marshall University, Gardner-Webb University, Southeastern Theological Seminary, Radford University, Liberty University, etc. Other graduates are working in the fields health and human services, education, and corrections. All graduates in the last five years who desired to either pursue advanced degrees or seek employment in social service related fields have been successful in doing so.