Lincoln Memorial University


To inquire about this program:
Dr. Gary Verna| 423.869.6773 | [email protected].

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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  art, Appalachian studies, criminal justice, life science, and health psychology.

Four Year Plan

Psychology- Four Year Plan

In addition to the general psychology track, tracks are also available in Practice, Research/Cognitive, and Pre-medical.

Course Offerings

Courses necessary for a psychology major at LMU exceed the requirements of the American Psychological Association.  Psychology course offerings include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Research in Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychological Tests and Measurements


Many students choose Psychology as a minor, or seconday field of study, that can enhance career opportunities in a wide variety of professions. The required courses for a Pscyhology minor are:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child & Adolescent Development or Adult Development
  • Adult Development
  • Research in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • One additional psychology elective


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

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.


423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752