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 concentrations within the psychology major:

  1. The Psychology Major prepares the student for graduate school and work with numerous electives to broaden, enrich, and stimulate the intellectual, emotional and social growth of the student.
  2. The Psychology Major: Clinical and Counseling Concentration prepares the student for graduate school and work in the helping profession. It is more structured and training oriented. An internship relevant to the field of clinical or counseling psychology is required.
  3. The Psychology Major: Human Resources Concentration prepares the student for careers in organizational and business settings. The program is designed toward developing practical skills and is training oriented. An internship working in a human resource setting is required.

Careers in Psychology

Internship Information


Pamela Cartor, Ph.D., Chair (website) (email)
Ann Jirkovsky, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Joy Jacobs-Lawson, PhD (website) (email)
Courtney Keim, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Jean Lamont, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Hank Rothgerber, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Thomas Wilson, Ph.D. (website) (email)
Christy Wolfe, Ph.D. (website) (email)

Emeritus Faculty

Don Osborn, Ph.D. (website) (email)

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Contact Us

Psychology Department
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205