It is the goal of the Psychology Department to provide students with
both scientific and clinical approaches to psychology. The focus of
the Department is to provide 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
The Department provides this training by offering four areas of concentration
for psychology majors:
(1) The General Psychology curriculum has been developed for students
interested in careers in psychology and/or mental health careers that
require a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Minimum requirements for
graduation are 120 credit hours. Students who select this option for
study in the Department are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Arts
(2) The Honors curriculum has been designed to prepare students for
the professional practice of psychology (research, teaching, clinical,
community, developmental, cognitive, social, or other areas of psychology
where entry into a Ph.D. program or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
program is the first step in professional development). Departmental
approval is required before students can participate in this aspect
of the curriculum. Students become eligible in their junior year.
Minimum requirements for admission to the Honors Curriculum are a
3.20 cumulative GPA and a 3.00 GPA in all psychology courses. Minimum
requirements for graduation are 120 credit hours. Students who are
selected for the Honors Curriculum must complete the Bachelor of Arts
(3) The Psychobiology curriculum is an interdisciplinary program
designed to provide an undergraduate concentration in behavioral biology.
This curriculum also provides excellent pre-medical preparation. Minimum
requirements for graduation are 141 semester hours.
(4) The Industrial/Organizational curriculum provides an interdisciplinary
program to students who are interested in careers which apply behavioral
science to business. Only the Bachelor of Science degree is offered.
Minimum requirements for graduation are 122 semester hours. The Department
encourages majors to select electives from related Social Science
disciplines, such as Sociology, Political Science, Business Administration,
Recreational Therapy, and Education, as well as Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the Natural Sciences,
and Art, Music, Literature, and Philosophy from the Humanities.
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.
Psychology 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.
Summer Internship Opportunities
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
Minority Visitation 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.
Graduate School Admission
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. Computer
Lab 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
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