Psychology Department

The psychology major has a demanding program that emphasizes a scientific approach to the study of human behavior supported by field placements at appropriate community agencies. A research project of the student's choice is required. This research is completed under close supervision and interaction with the entire faculty in psychology.

The psychology major prepares students for graduate work in psychology and related disciplines. Also it provides the foundation for numerous careers in psychology, human services, and human resources.

The Psychology Department offers three program options:

  1. The Traditional emphasis prepares the student for graduate work and has numerous electives to broaden, enrich, and stimulate the intellectual, emotional and social growth of the student. 
  2. The Human Services emphasis prepares the student for careers in the helping profession. It is more structured and training oriented. An Internship at a field placement is required. 
  3. The Human Resources/Personnel Management emphasis prepares the student for careers in organizational and business settings working with people. The program is designed toward developing practical skills and is training oriented. An Internship working in a human resource position is required.

Careers in Psychology

Internship Information


Pamela Cartor, Ph.D., Chair (website) (email)
Don Osborn, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Ann Jirkovsky, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Courtney Keim, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Hank Rothgerber, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Lisa Willner, Ph.D. (email)
Thomas Wilson, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Christy Wolfe, Ph.D. (website) (email)

Study Abroad

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Contact Us

Psychology Department
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205