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To inquire about this program:
Dr. Lee Gilroy | 423.869.6774 | 

At LMU, Psychology students learn to apply psychological knowledge and theory to benefit the individual, community, and democracy. The program encourages the development and application of psychology knowledge in the broadest possible manner by developing skills in research and in real-world application of research findings.

Special Features

Students in the Psychology program are engaged in a well-rounded curriculum that examines multiple aspects of behavior including biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental and social. The faculty-to-student ratio creates an environment of genuine support and individual attention, while the challenging academic program truly prepares students for employment or advance studies following graduation.

Four-Year Plans

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
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychological Tests and Measurements 


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

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Two Elective courses in Psychology (any level)
  • Three upper-level (300/400) Electives in Psychology

Internship Opportunities

Psychology faculty guide students toward a variety of valuable, practical internships in the field of mental health counseling - past internship facilities have included:

  • 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

Psychology graduates often find entry-level employment in positions related to marketing, human resources, public relations, sales, education, administrative support, healthcare, probation, and parole. Psychology graduates also find employment as case managers in community mental health centers and as psychiatric technicians in inpatient mental health and rehabilitation facilities. For more detailed information on current job prospects in the U.S. labor market, please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics website.

Psychology graduates are also prepared to begin graduate programs in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, and Social Work. Advancing from undergraduate studies in Psychology at LMU to a graduate degree in one of these fields further prepares students to become licensed mental health practitioners.

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

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.

Meet the Faculty

Kelsey Braun, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Savannah Campbell, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Lee Gilroy, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Undergraduate Psychology Program