Alyssa Miller presents psychology, student-faculty research

Psychology

A degree in psychology opens the door to a lifetime of fulfilling work, whether you choose to pursue clinical practice or put your broad set of skills to use in business or public service.

LVC’s program covers everything from the principles of psychology to behavioral genetics, and includes extensive practical experience through labs, student-faculty research, and for-credit internships. Want to keep studying? LVC offers a range of related master’s-degree programs, including School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.

Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Learn More About the Program

Gain an in-depth understanding of human experience while learning from experts behavioral genetics, the psychology of gender, emotional regulation, and cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology. Pursue an independent research project or gain career experience through an internship. Opt to go straight through to a master’s in clinical mental health counseling or school counseling through our 3+2 programs.

Trevor Holak sits at desk

Real-World Experience

Faculty-Student Research

Stand out in graduate school or with potential employers by conducting research in an area you’re passionate about. With mentorship from faculty, our previous students have conducted research in fascinating areas, including infant vocalization, the relationship between genetics and peer pressure susceptibility, and pseudoscience and decision making.

For-Credit Internships

Our for-credit internship program includes partnerships with Harrisburg State Hospital, Domestic Violence Intervention, Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center, Quittie Glen Center for Mental Health, Lebanon City School District, and more.

46%
of LVC psychology majors go on to graduate school
6%
job growth 2021–31 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

I would not have been able to be involved in so many extracurriculars had I not attended LVC. I have truly worked with so many amazing people during my time here. It feels as if the College is a hub for such influential and genuine humans.
Daymond Zweizig ’21, M.Ed., Counselor Education w/ Secondary Emphasis Candidate, Penn State University
LVC prepared me very well. It made transitioning to grad school a breeze and the workforce less intimidating than it could have been. I learned the foundations of how to conduct and interpret research and how to determine if research was valid.
Jennifer Arnold ’12, Licensed Professional Counselor, Annville Psychological Services

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