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Department of Psychology


Department Outline

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 careers.

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 degree.

(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 degree.

(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.

Psychology Minor
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 Internship Program

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

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.


 
 

 

 
 

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