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Psychology

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Gary Verna| 423.869.6773 | gary.verna@LMUnet.edu.

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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

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-General- Four Year Plan
Psychology-Science & Research- 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.

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423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752