May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA

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The Psychology major provides preparation for diverse career paths, including those that require graduate study. Students complete coursework from broad subdisciplines within psychology as well as take a sequence of research methods and statistics courses that enable them to conduct their own research studies. Many also elect to intern with community partners in a variety of settings. Graduates may pursue careers in research, mental health, ministry, rehabilitation, advocacy, social work, human resources, public health, occupational/physical therapy, and more. In alignment with the University mission, the faculty is concerned with the “development of the whole person” and provide one-on-one mentoring as students select vocational and career pathways. The Psychology major earns a B.A. degree.


Students majoring in Psychology may elect to pursue honors work in Psychology. To graduate ”With Honors in Psychology,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.3 and complete PSY 498  and PSY 499 , including defense of a thesis, The honors courses may count as part of the forty-four credits needed for the major.

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (3-4 Hours)

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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