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Psychology

To inquire about this program:
Dr. Mollie Carter| 423.869.6837 | [email protected].

 

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

Minors

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

Psychology faculty guide students toward a variety of valuable, practical internships in the field of mental health counseling at multiple facilities including:

  • 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 U.S. Department of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/psychiatric-technicians-and-aides.htm

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

Gary Verna, PhD

Lee Gilroy, PhD

Mollie Carter, PhD