Make a difference
Earn your bachelor's in psychology and grasp foundational concepts through hands-on learning in areas such as personality theories, abnormal psychology and cross-cultural psychology. As a psychology major at Lynn, you'll work alongside award-winning researchers and licensed clinicians who will teach you to evaluate, analyze and think critically about human behavior.
You may also have the opportunity to study abroad or attend professional conferences and present your own research projects. Opportunities like the ones offered in Lynn’s B.S. in psychology program are usually available only to graduate students.
What you’ll learn as a psychology major
- Foundational concepts of psychology
- Writing, research, communication and quantitative skills
- Social, abnormal, developmental and experimental psychology
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
As a psychology major at Lynn, you will study the breadth of human behavior, combining core curriculum and degree specific classes right from the start. That means you can start studying the subjects that most interest you as early as your first semester.
PSY 100 Human Behavior
Learn how human beings function as individuals, within groups, and as members of particular societies. Explore human behavior within the context of prosocial human behavior, abnormal human behavior and maladaptive human behavior.
PSY 260 Personality Theory
Study the major theories of the composition and determinants of human personality, including psychoanalytic theories, self-theory, self-actualization theory, trait theories and social learning theory.
PSY 370 Abnormal Psychology
Study maladaptive behavior patterns and the therapeutic procedures used to treat such patterns. Examine maladaptive behavior patterns, including the neuroses, psychosociological disorders, personality disorders, affective disorders, schizophrenia and paranoia.
Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits.
Careers in psychology
Earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lynn and leave with a valuable skill set that you can immediately apply to a career in psychology right away, including:
- Mental health technician
- Human resources specialist
- Research assistant
- Market research analyst
- Labor relations specialist
You may also choose to continue your education and earn an M.S. in applied psychology.