Department of Psychology

Welcome to the Psychology Department at Norfolk State University. The Psychology Department is one of 11 departments in the College of Liberal Arts. We offer courses of study leading to the baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. In addition, we are part of The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, which grants the Ph.D. degree. The Department is made up of ten full-time faculty members. We are committed to your success and are here to assist you in every way possible.



The purposes of the Psychology Department are as follows:

  1. to provide a flexible, relevant, and fundamentally sound curriculum for students majoring in psychology;

  2. to prepare students to render service initially as paraprofessionals or behavioral scientists and eventually as professional psychologists;

  3. to provide a thorough behavioral science background for students whose expertise can be utilized in related human service fields of employment.
Consistent with the University’s mission, the Department seeks to provide opportunities for obtaining a quality education through the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and skills and to instill in all students an appreciation for and sensitivity to ethical and aesthetic values.