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Office of Admissions 423.869.6280
Email: admissions@LMUnet.edu

Avery Hall

"The students that complete their internship wit me are highly prepared. They exhibit knowledge and expertise seen in master level students that I supervise from other universities. This year is no exception...I can't imagine having any other students that are more qualified and eager."
Sue Greene, LCSW
Internship Supervisor
Director, Behavioral Health
Morristown Hamblen Hospital

"I have been able to concurrently supervise both a bachelor level intern from Lincoln Memorial University and master-level interns from the University of Tennessee. It was quite a remarkable outcome that the LMU student was equally capable to handle herself professionally and clinically within a treatment environment. This is a definite compliment to LMU's dedication to a curriculum which emphasizes practice skills and an overall knowledge base which sets the student up for success in the mental health arena."
Douglas King, Director
Parkwest Hospital Behavioral
Health Center
Knoxville, TN

"My experiences with Lincoln Memorial University students have been excellent. Students are not only well grounded in psychological theory, but are prepared to face the practical challenges of the real work environment."
Joan Elliot, Director
Indian Path Pavilion
Kingsport, TN

"From my experiences as a graduate of LMU's psychology program as a mental health counselor and as a graduate student, I believe I received a better clinical preparation and broader theoretical base than those I have observed from Graduate and Professional Programs in the area."
A. D. Reece, III

"Internship has been an awesome experience, one I am so glad that I had the chance to go through. I can't imagine coming out of college without this experience and trying to fid a job. I am ready for graduate school."
Amy Dugger, class of 2006

Psychology



To inquire about this program:
Dr. Lee Gilroy | 423.869.6774 | lee.gilroy@lmunet.edu

Departmental website

Most psychology programs focus on only theory and research. At LMU, we focus on all four areas of psychology--theory, research, self-understanding, and practice--to provide you with the most comprehensive understanding of the field. And because our program offers an extensive internship program, you'll get the work experience you need for an immediate job in the field of psychology.

Degree Offered


Bachelor of Science

Special Features


As a major, you'll study with award-winning professors who have received numerous honors for their work, including the Houston Award for Excellence in Teaching, the President's Award for Faculty Performance, a National Science Foundation Grant, and the Lincoln Award for Excellence in Research and Publication.

At LMU, you'll apply what you've learned. All of our majors conduct research projects and present their findings at conferences. They also get firsthand experience working in psychological services through our senior internship program.

The program allows you the flexibility to minor in a variety of areas, such as gerontology, sociology, Appalachian studies or criminal justice, and take coursework in forensic psychology, psychology of creativity and health psychology.

Four Year Plans


Psychology-Counseling- Four Year Plan
Psychology-Science- Four Year Plan
Psychology-Dual- Four Year plan

Course Information


Courses necessary for a psychology major at LMU exceed the requirements of the American Psychological Association and include:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development
  • Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
  • Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Human Learning and Cognition
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research in Psychology
  • Physiological & Perceptual Psychology
  • Counseling Theories & Techniques
  • Psychological Test & Measurements
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Seminar & Internship in Psychological Services

Elective Courses


  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Death and Dying

Minors


A minor is also available. The required courses are:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child & Adolescent Development or Adult Development
  • Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
  • Human Learning and Cognition
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research in Psychology
  • Gerontology

Curriculum Information


As a major, you'll take the following sequence of courses:
  • Freshman Year
    • Introduction to Psychology
  • Sophomore Year
    • Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Adult Development
    • Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
    • Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
    • Human Learning and Cognition
  • Junior Year
    • History and Systems of Psychology
    • Theories of Personality
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Research in Psychology
    • Physiological & Perceptual Psychology
  • Senior Year
    • Counseling Theories & Techniques
    • Psychological Test & Measurements
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Seminar & Internship in Psychological Services

    Students may choose from three program tracks, including the above dual track, as well as the counseling or the science tracks.

Internship Opportunities


Students in the program intern at a host of facilities. These include:
  • Blount Memorial Hospital Emotional Health & Recovery Center, Maryville, TN
  • CRCC Centers, Middlesboro, KY and Corbin, KY
  • Helen Ross McNabb Center Children & Youth Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Knox County Detention Facility, Knoxville, TN
  • Pineville Schools, Pineville, KY
  • Peninsula Lighthouse Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Peninsula Psychiatric Hospital, Alcoa, TN
  • Tennova Hospital A&D Unit, Knoxville, TN

Career Opportunities


Our graduates who begin their careers immediately after graduation find employment in entry-level mental health counseling positions; in various fields of psychology, such as health care, business, corrections; and in psychology-related positions in research.

Alumni Success


Last year, five of our graduates completed their master's degrees from various universities in the region.

Our graduates are working in mental health areas that include:
  • Community mental health
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Corrections
  • Child and family services
  • School psychology and school counseling
  • Social services
  • Residential treatment facilities

Graduate & Professional Opportunities


LMU'S program has an outstanding reputation among graduate schools in the region. Our graduates have a very high acceptance rate into Graduate and Professional Programs such as the University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, East Tennessee State University and Eastern Kentucky University.

Among employers, our graduates receive top priority and are employed by the top regional treatment facilities. Most of our graduating seniors receive job offers before they graduate, many from their internship sites.

Clubs & Organizations


Our majors can participate in a variety of activities through membership in the Psychology Club and may qualify for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.