The Psychology program at Tusculum University prepares graduates who pursue a variety of professional opportunities.
Our students, upon graduation, go on to pursue careers in the helping professions, such as social service, health, corrections, rehabilitation, and business or pursue continued education in graduate school in one of the many specialties of psychology or closely related fields such as counseling, social work, law, etc.
The major provides students the opportunity to explore the broader field of psychology while encouraging the development of active, professional, ethical, and responsible citizenship. To this end, the program strongly emphasizes the integration of classroom knowledge and scientific thinking with real-life applications.
At Tusculum, students explore the entire field of psychology. At Tusculum, this means students come to understand how theories are supported by data gathering and experimental evidence, and develop critical thinking skills to evaluate research contributions to the field. In addition to our emphasis on the scientific method, we focus on how psychological knowledge and thinking shapes our lives, communities, and world. This is facilitated by our small class sizes which provide the opportunity for individualized attention from your instructors.
Our courses stress how the science of psychology can explain and guide real-life applications.
All of the psychology major concentrations provide a focused, yet flexible, program of study that easily allows for students to combine the major with minors in many other programs, such as English, history, criminal justice, and biology.
The Psychology program prepares students for a wide range of careers. Students may want to pursue careers in the helping professions, such as social service, health, corrections, or rehabilitation. Since Psychology majors have experience in collecting, evaluating, synthesizing and reporting information, they may seek employment in administrative, public affairs, business, or computer programming positions. Many students decide to continue their education beyond the undergraduate degree, and enter graduate programs leading to masters or doctoral degrees in any of the specialties within psychology (clinical, physiological, social, community) or closely related fields (counseling, social work, law, etc.). They may also choose to combine an undergraduate psychology degree with an advanced degree in law, business, education, or some other academic or professional field.
Programs of Study in Psychology
Behavioral Health Concentration
The Psychology – Behavioral Health and General-Experimental concentrations consist of 37 hours of required psychology core courses and 21 hours of required concentration courses.
For more information regarding course requirements, please refer to the Tusculum University Catalog.