Psychology (Traditional or Online)

Study human and animal behavior, including biological, cognitive, emotional, and social influences.

Fort Valley State University

PsycHologists seek to explain and predict behavior

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior, including biological, cognitive, emotional, and social influences on behavior.

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Psychology professionals anticipate behavior by exploring how it is affected by the way the brain learns and processes information, personalities, relationships, the way our bodies function, decision-making, and social environments.

Because professionals with psychology backgrounds are experts in human behavior, they follow a wide variety of career paths. Many conduct research, while others work in business, health services, human resources, counseling, law, and public policy, among other areas. Most psychology students pursue graduate education, including a doctorate degree.

FVSU’s Bachelor of Arts degree major in psychology is administered through the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. For major and minor requirements, please visit the department’s Degree Maps page.



Learn by doing by participating in student clubs including those related to your field:

  • The Phi Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History
  • The Georgia Omicron Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science
  • The FVSU History Students Association
  • Political Science Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Historical Society

Meet the Faculty

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Department faculty at Fort Valley State University understand what it takes to succeed.


Program Contact

Roddrick Chatmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Gerontology