Psychology

Bachelor of Science

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Earn your bachelor in psychology from Lynn University and gain real-world experience. As a psychology major, you’ll practice with psychologists and agencies in the community.

Gain a firm grasp on basic psychology practices and principals in the B.S. in psychology program. Travel the country to speak at national conferences and have your work published in leading journals, which helps you prepare for a successful psychology career. Opportunities like the ones offered in Lynn’s B.S. in psychology program are usually available only to graduate students.

As a psychology major, you will learn why we behave in certain ways, how we change, and how to effectively communicate with others via both classroom sessions and hands-on learning.

What you’ll learn as a psychology major

  • Foundational concepts of psychology
  • Writing, research, communication and quantitative skills
  • Social, abnormal, developmental and experimental psychology

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Psychology curriculum

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. 

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:

  • 42 university core curriculum credits
  • 45 major credits
  • 33 elective credits 

Course preview

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.

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:

  • Counselor 
  • Human resources manager 
  • Social researcher
  • Testing and assessment specialist 
  • Crisis worker

You may also choose to continue your education and earn an M.S. in applied psychology.

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