Psychology Degree (BS, BA, Minor)

Psychology focuses on the scientific study of the mind and people's behavior and mental well-being. It's an important field. Not only can it help people achieve greater mental health, but by providing important insights on behavior and motivations, it can also play in role in shaping society and public policy.

It's a complex and ever-evolving field, which makes a strong foundation of knowledge and theory a must. Lincoln University's psychology program can build that foundation for you as you pursue your studies in this field, and the courses you take to earn your degree will serve you well as you move onto graduate-level and doctoral studies or as you take your learnings and apply them in a professional environment.

Lincoln offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, as well as a minor if you're looking to learn about psychology while pursuing a different major. The goal of the program is to prepare you for a career in a field that requires knowledge of the behavioral sciences and/or admissions into graduate and or related professional studies.

Contact the Psychology and Human Services Department if you have questions. Or learn more about Lincoln's psychology program, courses, and requirements in the current academic year University Catalog. You may also view program outcomes below.

After earning your degree, you'll be on a path toward finding a job that'll put what you've learned in the Psychology program to good use. That may mean pursuing a doctorate and becoming a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist, or it may mean applying the lessons you learned about human behavior to a field like marketing, business, teaching, administration, or even public office.

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Program Outcomes

After you graduate with a major in psychology from Lincoln, you will have developed the following skills and practices:

  • You will be able to identify and summarize the major concepts, principles, and theories in the field of psychology.
  • You will demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills.
  • You will be able to examine and discuss ethical issues related to the study and practice of psychology.
  • You will evaluate and discuss the applicability of traditional psychological theory to global populations.
  • You will develop, conduct, and interpret a research project in psychology.
  • You will demonstrate an understanding of the biopsychosocial framework as applied to psychology.

Psychological 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 12 credit hours in Psychology.

Courses and Requirements

Please see the current academic year University Catalog for more information on program requirements and detailed course descriptions.