Psychology and Human Services Department

Understanding, engaging with, and helping people are at the core of the fields of psychology and human service. Psychology focuses on the mind and understanding what drives people, helping them to live better and have improved mental health. The human services field focuses on assisting people through policy or counseling on social and personal issues. Both fields offer a wide range of career paths that can not only lead to lucrative jobs but can also have a positive impact on communities and the people living in them.

Lincoln University's Psychology and Human Services Department is committed to providing a solid foundation of knowledge and skill for you in these fields. In this department, you will experience and engage in comprehensive course study, disciplined research, and professional applications of interventions for the betterment of the human condition.

We offer Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Psychology, as well as a minor. The Psychology program will prepare you to enter the psychology field as a beginning professional and qualify for admission to graduate programs in psychology and related graduate and professional schools. With this degree, you'll be on a path toward a career as a psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health administrator. A psychology degree and the understanding of people that comes with it can also be assets in a range of other jobs, from teaching to politics to business or marketing.

We also offer BS and BA degrees and a minor in Human Services. This program prepares you for a successful career in the helping professions. You will utilize interdisciplinary knowledge and training to work in varied areas, including community agencies, state, government, private employment, and non-profit organizations. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate studies in related areas such as social work, public health, and counseling.

You can learn more about our programs and the classes we offer in the current academic year course catalog.

In all of our courses, you'll work with and learn from our dedicated faculty, who will guide you towards understanding these complex subjects and will empower you to learn and do your best work.

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If you have a question about pursuing a major in psychology or human services at Lincoln, let us know!

Psychology and Human Services Department
Phone: 484-365-7535
Fax: 484-365-8092
John Miller Dickey Hall, Room 286

Mailing Address:
Lincoln University
Dept. of Psychology & Human Services
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999

Dr. Denise F. Brown
Chair and Associate Professor, Psychology and Human Services Department
Email: dfbrown@lincoln.edu
Phone: 484-365-7547
John Miller Dickey Hall, Room 287

June Van Rooyen
Department Assistant, Psychology and Human Services Department
Email: jvanrooyen@lincoln.edu
Phone: 484-365-7535
John Miller Dickey Hall, Room 286