the goal of the Psychology Department to provide students
with both scientific and clinical approaches to psychology.
It is reasoned that a curriculum that gives students choice
would enhance their learning experience. Also, courses offered
outside of psychology, yet provide an instructional experience
that broadens their perspective are included within the major.
This is an effort to preserve the cross disciplinary benefit
necessary to produce a contributing psychologist.
of the Department is to advance a well-rounded orientation
to the study of human behavior, to prepare students to attend
graduate school, and to prepare students for a variety of
professional and vocational careers. The Department provides
this training by offering three areas of concentration for
Clinical/Counseling Psychology curriculum has been developed
for students interested in careers in the professional application
of psychology and/or allied mental health careers. The courses
are designed to prepare students for eventual progression
onward to graduate training in Counseling Psychology, Clinical
Psychology, School Psychology, or Community Psychology. This
curriculum is well designed to accommodate those whose interests
lie in eventually obtaining Ph.D.s in Social Psychology, Educational
Psychology, Psychology and Law, and Cognitive Psychology.
Advising students in careers beyond the baccalaureate commences
upon declaring one’s major. Our students are well prepared
to function effectively as mental health providers at the
Bachelor's degree level.
Bio-psychosocial Health curriculum will allow for two cognate
areas immediately – health psychology and psychobiology.
These two areas represent the cutting edge of the profession.
Interest in health care disparities, development of researchers
and providers who can work ethically and effectively in the
health care industry or as consultants are in high demand.
In equally high demand are minorities prepared to enter the
psychobiological and neuropsychological fields. The Bio-psychosocial
Health curriculum is an interdisciplinary program designed
to provide an undergraduate concentration in behavioral psychology
with a focus upon the biological processes that under gird
human functioning. Students who pursue this area of preparation
progress onward to obtain Ph.D.s in Neuroscience, Clinical
Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation, and Psychobiology. This curriculum
also provides excellent pre-medical preparation.
Organizational Psychology curriculum provides an interdisciplinary
program to students who are interested in careers which apply
behavioral science to organizational functioning and management.
This major is designed for those who wish to advance careers
in business management, human resources, health care administration,
public policy or private service industry careers. This area
of study is interdisciplinary and requires that students select
a specific concentration or cognate (i.e., business, health
science, sports, and communications). The student has a choice
of focusing upon areas that require specific behavioral management
skills tailored for work within corporations, health care
provider organizations and government.
The Psychology minor is designed to provide students from
other disciplines with a practical basis for understanding
human emotions, cognition and behavior. The Psychology minor
requires a total of 15 credit hours. Psychology 101 and 103
are required for all minors in the Department.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, established
a chapter at Lincoln University in 1981. Minimum requirements
for nomination are an overall GPA of 3.0, a Psychology Department
GPA of 3.0 and twelve (12) credit hours in Psychology.
The department continues to be successful in student competition
for summer internships through the National Institute of Health/National
Institute for Drug Abuse / Behavior / Biomedicine / Clinical
Summer Internship Program
The Psychology Department here at Lincoln University has established
a working relationship with Department of Psychology, University
of Pittsburgh for seniors intending to attend graduate school.
Over the last few years, seniors graduating from the Psychology
Department at Lincoln have gone on to graduate school at a
number of universities, i.e. Columbia University - New York,
Temple University - Pennsylvania, Rutgers University - New
Jersey, and the University of Virginia.
The department is equipped with its own PC lab solely for
use by Psychology students. The PCs are loaded with the latest
software for statistical analysis.