Psychological Science Major (BS) and Minor
- Art [Art Therapy Emphasis] (BA)
- Criminology (BA, Minor)
- Human Resource Management (Minor)
- Human Services (Minor)
- Neuroscience (Minor)
- Sociology (BA, Minor)
Are you fascinated by the human mind? If so, then studying psychological science at Lynchburg is a great option for you. You’ll learn about many different areas of psychology, including clinical/counseling, social, developmental, neuroscience, and cognitive.
In your classes, you’ll learn about neuroscience, study mindfulness exercises, and design research projects. You’ll also explore ways to understand human behavior through research methods and hands-on experience with technology, such as biofeedback equipment and brain models.
Whether you want to focus on clinical (mental health) or non-clinical (organizational) careers, this major is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to meet your goals. Your classes will also help grow your soft skills, like communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership.
Best of all, we offer internship opportunities and individual support to help you land your ideal job.
As a Lynchburg psychology student, you’ll:
- Learn about clinical/counseling, social, developmental, neuroscience, and cognitive areas of psychology.
- Get hands-on experience with technology, such as biofeedback equipment, used to understand human behavior.
- Learn how people think, feel, and behave to address the psychological needs of diverse audiences.
- Take courses specifically designed to help you find a career in psychology, and work individually with faculty to plan a career path that meets your goals.
- Be able to take two graduate-level courses that will count toward a Master of Education in clinical mental health or school counseling.
Alisha Walker Marciano, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Psychological Science Department