About the Department

The Department of Psychology and Counseling provides programs of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the undergraduate level the Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees with a major in psychology. Psychology is not only an exciting and popular undergraduate major or minor at Valdosta State University and around the country, but it is also one of the most useful. Undergraduate psychology training assists in preparing students for a number of career alternatives in government, business, industry, etc., that do not require more advanced training. It also assists in preparing students for professional or graduate school in psychology, law, physical or occupational therapy, social work, business, education, and other areas. At the graduate level, the Department offers the M.S. degree in psychology in clinical/counseling and industrial/organizational. Graduates are prepared to perform services in mental health settings, businesses, community colleges, government or industries, which require graduate training in psychology at the subdoctoral level. The Department also offers programs leading to the M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in School Counseling.

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Upcoming Events

Ethics/Psychopharmacology workshop.  Friday, July 11, 2014. Sponsored by the Departments of Psychology and Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy, two 3-hour Continuing Education workshops will be offered that meet the licensure renewal requirements for the State of Georgia.

Rural Mental Health Ethics:  The Impact of Social Class on Treatment, presented by Jackson Rainer, Ph.D., ABPP, Department Head, Valdosta State University

Psychopharmacology Update 2014, presented by Joshua Rodefer, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Valdosta State University

The cost for either workshop is $69, or $129 for both.  The workshops will be on the VSU campus.  Registration information will be posted shortly by the Center for Continuing Education.

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