Psychology and Human Services

Be You. Belong. Make a Difference.

The psychology and human services program allows you to:

Study behavior, thoughts and emotions
Grow personally and professionally
Develop better relationship skills
Become a critical thinker and problem solver

As a psychology and human services major, you will:

Be mentored by dedicated faculty
Be a part of the D&E community
Take courses that are tailored to your interests
Have hands-on learning experiences
Be prepared for employment as soon as you graduate
Be prepared to enter graduate school if you choose


100% internship placement
90% of students are employed in the field within 3 months of graduation

Recent graduates are working in these areas:

Community mental health centers
Suicide prevention
Substance abuse treatment centers
Applied behavior analysis
Therapeutic support for individuals with disabilities
Youth services
Foster care services
Child development centers
Private schools
Corrections and probation
Vocational rehabilitation
Crisis Centers
Domestic Violence Shelters
Animal behavior training


Students studying psychology and human services have access to a multi-purpose seminar room.

The seminar room is home to a Graduate School Preparatory Station that includes a library of graduate school resources, study guides, and laptops.

A one-way mirror, video camera and monitors are also available for counseling skills practice.

When not being used for a class, students are encouraged to use the space for studying, tutoring, or group meetings.

Students and a sign
Students in front of a presentation


Psychology Club

Any student at Davis & Elkins interested in psychology is welcome to participate in Psychology Club! Being a member of Psychology Club offers students the opportunity to interact with others that have similar interests, engage in fun social activities, and volunteer in their community. Members work together to plan activities for club members, as well as, the campus and local community.

As a Psychology Club Member, you can:

  • Attend regular coffee socials with other Social Science majors
  • Plan and attend campus movie nights
  • Participate in campus activity fairs
  • Organize events to raise awareness for mental health
  • Create and deliver holiday greeting cards to local retirement facilities
  • Plan and attend events related to psychology and human services, including touring the Huttonsville Correctional Center and the Trans-Allegheny Asylum

Department Directory

Michael Bobic

Adjunct Faculty, Social Science
Jeremy Christensen

Jeremy Christensen

Instructor of Communications
Sarah Garrison

Sarah Garrison

Chair, Division of Social Science; Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kimberly Morgan

Adjunct Faculty, Social Science

Kara Parrack

Adjunct Faculty, Social Science

John Poffenbarger

Associate Professor of Political Science
Brandi Thomas

Brandi Thomas

Assistant Professor of Criminology

Richard Thornton

Adjunct Faculty, Social Science
Hillary Wehe

Hillary Wehe

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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