The psychology program requires only 42 credit hours, which enables you to pick up an additional major or minor.
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.
Lindenwood's psychology majors develop skills in critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills universally sought after by employers. Our faculty believe in students-focused learning and emphasize teaching, advising, and mentorship of our students. We offer research and service opportunities as well as practicum experiences for our students, preparing them for both postgraduate studies and employment. Lindenwood also offers research opportunities, and practicum experiences that enrich the educational and hands-on experience you'll receive through our school of sciences. Recent psychology majors have completed practicum experience at elementary schools, senior living communities, outpatient clinics, private practices, residential treatment centers, and nonprofit organizations.
The department of psychology at Lindenwood offers hands-on research experiences to deepen our students' understanding of psychology. Several of our courses provide students the opportunity to participate in, as well as design and conduct, research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Based on their research, many of our students have given award-winning presentations at local, regional, national, and international conferences on campus. Members of our department seek ways to serve the surrounding community by volunteering for various projects and participating in fundraisers. Recent service projects included participating in the Alzheimer's Walk, working with Habitat for Humanity, and providing services or needed items to local community organizations and charities.
Graduates of Lindenwood's psychology program have gone on to complete graduate work in the following fields: clinical psychology, experimental psychology, professional or school counseling, social work, law, business, chiropractic medicine, pharmacy, nursing, criminal justice, behavior analysis, industrial organizational psychology, art therapy, and more.
Graduates have also found employment in the following fields: Behavior health, case manager, career counselor, behavioral intervention specialist, clinical project coordinator, communications manager, gerontology specialist, child development specialist, human resource manager, law enforcement and corrections, psychiatric technician, research assistant, substance abuse counselor, and more.