Program Goals

The Psychology Program at Lincoln University offers a Psychology Major, a Psychology minor and a Program Evaluation Minor. The mission of the undergraduate Psychology Program is to prepare students for careers in fields that require knowledge of the behavioral sciences and/or admissions into graduate and or related professional studies.  Emphasis is placed on exposing students to the field’s underpinnings and the limitation of their application globally and challenges ethically ultimately expanding students’ perspective of the field. The goal of the Psychology Program is too produce graduates that are prepared to enter the psychology field as a beginning professional and qualify for admission to graduate programs in psychology and related graduate and professional schools.  

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.


  • Identify and summarize the major concepts, principle and theories in the field of psychology.
  • Demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills for different purposes.
  • Examine and discuss ethical issues related to the study and practice of psychology.
  • Evaluate and discuss the applicability of traditional psychological theory to global populations.
  • Develop, conduct and interpret a research project in psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Biopsychosocial framework as applied to psychological 


Psychology Major

Psychology Major Core Courses  Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PSY 213 Pre-professional 1
PSY 206 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 208 Black Psychology 3
PSY 214 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 301 Social Psychology  3
PSY 306 Psychobiology   3
PSY 318 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 324 History & Systems 3
PSY 312 Statistics I  4
PSY 313 Statistics II 3
PSY 319 Research Methods 3
PSY 403 Senior Seminar I 3
PSY 404 Senior Seminar II 3
Complete Two Program Electives 6
Complete One Course 3
PHL 111 Everyday Ethics  
PHL 207 Biomedical Ethics  
PHL 215 Ethics  
Total Major Requirements 50 credits

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 Minor  Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PSY 324 History & Systems 3
Three (3) additional Psychology courses (excluding PSY 213/Pre-Professional Psychology) 9
Total Minor Requirements 15 credits

Psychology Program Evaluation Minor

The Psychology Program Evaluation minor is designed for Psychology majors and others seeking to minor in program evaluation. There are 13 credit hours of courses required within the Psychology Department. 

Psychology Program Evaluation Minor  Credits
PSY 208 Black Psychology 3
PSY 301 Social Psychology  3
PSY 412 Introduction to Program Evaluation  3
PSY 413 Advanced topics in Program Evaluation 4
Total Psychology 13 credits
Non-departmental course work* 6 credits
Total Minor Requirements 19 credits

* There are six additional credit hours to be taken inside or outside of the Department that need to focus upon a single area of application pertinent to programming – Education (e.g., EDU 203 The Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child and Education 202 Educational Psychology) Political Science, or Sociology.