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BA and Minor degrees offered in Traditional formats

Experienced faculty and resources like no other make Lindenwood University's Psychology program stand out.

About Psychology at Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in psychology, requiring 42 credit hours of coursework.  Students majoring in psychology are required to take a set of core courses, consisting of an introductory course, research methods, statistics, abnormal psychology, and the capstone course along with at least two courses from four different areas: Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology and General Electives in Psychology.  Some courses we offer in these different areas include personality theory, psychological testing, behavioral neuroscience, social psychology, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, human development, aging, as well as special topics in psychology.  

A minor in Psychology is also available and requires 21 hours of coursework.  In addition to taking the introductory course, students minoring in psychology must take abnormal psychology, statistics, and at least one course from the four different areas:  Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology and General Electives in Psychology. 

Students majoring in other fields such as anthropology, business, criminal justice, education, exercise science, the fine and performing arts, human resource management, pre-health programs including nursing, recreation, social work, and sociology may also benefit from taking select courses in psychology that pertain to their area of interest.  

Our program encourages students to engage research as well as service practicum opportunities in order to enrich their educational experience and to prepare them for a successful career in their chosen path beyond their undergraduate studies.  We also offer service projects throughout the year through our student organizations, the Psychology Interest Club as well as the Lindenwood Chapter of the honorary society, Psi Chi.  Lindenwood psychology students have won awards presenting scholarly works at the local, regional, as well as international levels, and have received favorable reviews from multiple community agencies and organizations for whom they service. 

The Psychology Department’s objectives align with the broad objectives for undergraduate psychology programs as determined by the American Psychological Association, which are summarized below. When you graduate from the psychology program at Lindenwood University, you will ideally be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology;
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and data interpretation;
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes;
  • Understand and apply  psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues;
  • Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.

Lindenwood University Psychology Faculty

The professors at Lindenwood University are teacher-scholars representing a diversity of specialty areas. All psychology faculty members teach undergraduate courses. 

As a psychology student, you will enjoy exceptional access to professors, including opportunities for guidance on planning your course of study, and learning about career and graduate school options

Earning a Degree in Psychology at Lindenwood University

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program requires 42 credit hours of coursework. Students are required to take a set of core courses  consisting of an introductory course, research methods, statistics, abnormal psychology, and the capstone course along with at least two courses from four different areas: Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology and General Electives in Psychology. 

Course requirements.

Earning a Minor in Psychology at Lindenwood University

A minor in Psychology is also available and requires 21 hours of coursework. A minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is of professional or personal interest. Psychology courses are of interest to non-majors and students in related fields such as art therapy, business, education, exercise science, recreation, social work, sociology and anthropology. You may choose to minor in Psychology or simply take elective classes of interest. Minor requirements.

What You Can Do with a Psychology Degree from Lindenwood University

The psychology BA at Lindenwood University is a liberal arts degree that prepares graduates for lifelong learning. Features of the major include exposure to and practice in problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, information-gathering and synthesis skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and skills in research and statistical reasoning. The skills acquired as a psychology major is pertinent to virtually all careers that include interacting with people.

Graduates of the psychology program at Lindenwood University commonly enter careers in the fields of human services, business, human resources, education, and criminal justice. Psychology majors sometimes pursue graduate study in a variety of fields, including counseling, psychology, social work, law, healthcare, business, and education.

Since the psychology field contains many career paths, consulting the Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics is recommended. It is an excellent resource with salary and job growth information that is invaluable as you plan your future.

Contact the Lindenwood University Psychology Department

For more information about the Lindenwood University psychology department, contact Lindenwood University Admissions at 636-949-4949 or by email at admissions@lindenwood.edu.

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