To inquire about this program:
Dr. Gary Verna| 423.869.6773 | [email protected].
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.
Bachelor of Science
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.
Any track in psychology can be a pathway leading to the study of medicine.
Courses necessary for a psychology major at LMU exceed the requirements of the American Psychological Association and include:
A minor is also available. The required courses are:
As a major, you'll take the following sequence of courses:
Students may choose from three program tracks, including the above dual track, as well as the counseling or the science tracks.
Students in the program intern at a host of facilities. These include:
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.
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:
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.
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.