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Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior that seeks to understand human behaviors, thoughts and emotions through examining them in many different situations and environments. The use of psychological theories and concepts is an increasingly important tool in today’s ever-changing, diverse and global society.

  • The Thomas University Psychology degree can be obtained through traditional face-to-face campus-based studies, fully online or a combination of the two.
  • Psychology courses at TU cover a wide variety of topics, such as ethical behavior, abnormal behavior, the biology of the brain, learning and cognition, as well as educational and organizational behavior.
  • All faculty have doctorate degrees and real-world experience which they bring to their classrooms.
  • Minors – such as Sports Studies, Addictions, Rehabilitation Studies and Gerontology – are available.

Program Director:  Dr. Minung Song 229-226-1621

Completion of this program provides students to the ability to apply directly to the TU Clinical Mental Health & Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling master’s degree program.


Students with no prior college credit, please provide an official high school transcript or GED. Students with prior college credit must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

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  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Oral Communication for Professionals
  • University Studies
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Lifespan Development
  • General Psychology
  • Science elective (1 class)
  • Cultural Foundations (3 classes)
  • Creativity Electives (2 classes)


  • History of Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Biological Psychology
  • Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Professional Standards and Ethics
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Open Electives/Minor 33 credits


CIP Code 42.0101

+Related Minors

This minor prepares graduates to work with people who are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse in a variety of settings, such as substance abuse treatment centers.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • Treatment Models for Addictions
  • Pharmacology
  • Concurrent Disorders

This minor prepares graduates to work in agencies that focus on people who are in their older adult years. It is estimated that by 2025, one-fourth of the population in the U.S. and Canada will be over 65 years old. Graduates will understand the issues related to the changing roles and responsibilities of older adults. They will have increased skills to work with the elderly population. Students will be able to earn a certificate in Gerontology.

  • Social Gerontology: Family and Care-giving Issues
  • End of Life Issues
  • Healthy Aging
  • Psychology of Grief Counseling
  • Psychology of Aging

This minor prepares graduates to work with persons with disabilities, whether visible or invisible. Graduates will be able to work in settings, such as mental health agencies, agencies serving clients with developmental disabilities, day programs or adolescent facilities.

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Rehab Studies Electives (2 courses)

Students with a Sports Studies minor will be able to:

  • Demonstrate breadth of preparation for coaching a variety of sports at different levels.
  • Understand the developing physical and psycho-social aspects of sports participants.
  • Understand the business practice of sports administration.
  • Understand sport as an integral part of today's society.

Students choose five of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Sport Science
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sport Psychology
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Coaching Theories and Methods
  • Sociology of Sport

Other Available Minors


Careers are available in a variety of fields, including education, medicine, healthcare, youth services, business, sports, science and research.

Jobs in this area are projected to grow faster than average through 2026.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Many students interested in this field further their education with a graduate degree.  Graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to enter the TU master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.

+Psi Chi Honor Society

Psi Chi Honor Society LogoPsi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology, was founded in 1929. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members and advance the science of psychology.

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