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Are people fascinating to you? Are you a caring person? Do you enjoy  working with people? Do you want to understand what motivates people to think, feel, and behave as they do? Are you interested in growing, developing, and maturing as a person and assisting others to do the same for themselves? Do you want to understand yourself better? Would you like to work with dysfunctional families, children, teenagers, substance abusing or dependent adults? Abused or neglected elderly adults? Does discovering new knowledge through psychological research and assessment appeal to you? Would you enjoy learning how the brain works and how we actually know and learn things?

If your answer is "YES" to any of these questions, then a major and career in PSYCHOLOGY may be for you!



(FOR) "A lot of our students you're their first choice:  You've done an excellent job with the people we have; they love LMU; their word of mouth to other students, "Fabulous".

Dr. Don Windham, Psychology Faculty, Roane State Community College

"I have found that I was more than prepared for my graduate program in school psychology, especially in comparison to my other classmates from other colleges.  Not only did I have hands on experience in research, including presenting my own research to others, I had the counseling experience with children and adults to build upon.  Many other students from other colleges had no previous counseling experience, and their research was limited to working with graduate students on experiments.  It was a good feeling to know that I could work and compete with the best of students from any college based on the knowledge I gained from the psychology program at LMU".

Lynette Brackett, Class of 2002

"When you get far into your major, like I am, it's important to know your professors-and I know all of mine!  I'm a psychology major.  We learn theory, yes, but we also learn a lot about ourselves.  We grow as people.  That's a big part of LMU education.

                                    Amy Young, Scott County, Tennessee




The PSYCHOLOGY program of the Department of Social Sciences prepares caring, skilled, and committed people for entry level practice in a variety of settings such as community mental health agencies, drug and alcohol treatment programs, hospitals, businesses, day care centers, group homes and shelters, and nursing homes.

The PSYCHOLOGY program emphasizes the development of generalist skills through small classes, independent study, research, clinical training and internships for direct services to individuals, groups and families. The PSYCHOLOGY program provides a balance emphasis on theory, research, and practice. Program graduates are very successful in finding employment and are prepared for graduate study towards their Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, Experimental or Developmental General Psychology.

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General Education Requirements:  Students are required to complete the Lincoln liberal arts core curriculum as shown on pages 51-53 of the 2007-2008 Lincoln Memorial University Catalog

Program Course Requirements
Freshman Year
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
Sophomore Year
PSYC 221 Child & Family Adolescent Development
PSYC 222 Adult Development
PSYC 250 Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
PSYC 280 Statistical Methods for Psychology
PSYC 290 Human Learning & Cognition
Junior Year
PSYC 314 History and Systems of Psychology
PSYC 315 Personality Theories
PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 350 Social Psychology
PSYC 380 Research in Psychology
PSYC 390 Physiological & Perceptual Psychology
Senior Year
PSYC 460 Counseling Theories & Techniques
PSYC 470 Psychological Tests & Measurements
PSYC 480 Experimental Psychology
PSYC 498 Seminar & Internship in Psychological Services

The Department of Social Sciences offers minor programs in Psychology, Sociology, and Gerontology. A Baccalaureate Certificate is offered in Gerontology with a required 200 clock hour practicum in a geriatric facility.


PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 221 Child & Adolescent Development
PSYC 222 Adult Development
PSYC 250 Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
PSYC 290 Human Learning & Cognition
PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 350 Social Psychology
PSYC 380 Research in Psychology

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PSYCHOLOGY majors may take concentrations of 12 semester hours in sociology, gerontological psychology, child psychology, educational psychology, forensics psychology, as well as coursework in human resource development.

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Psychology majors at LMU may belong to Psi Chi, the national honor society in Psychology, and/or to the Psychology Club. Psi Chi requires 9 or more hours in Psychology completed at LMU and an overall GPA in the upper one-third of one's class. The Club is open to all majors and minors and provides opportunities for fellowship and scholarship.


Dr. Quinton Wacks
Program Director
LMU Psychology Home  

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