TLU's psychology program is structured to provide students with an understanding of the major content areas of the field and their historical foundations, the necessary research and quantitative skills to understand and conduct behavioral research, and opportunities to practice and extend their knowledge of psychology outside the classroom in research and applied settings. The psychology program encourages an appreciation of both the interconnections between psychology and other fields of study and psychology’s implications for personal growth and practical issues.

Psychology programs

Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology

  • Major in Psychology (B.A.)
  • Major in Psychology (B.S.)

Minors in Psychology

  • Psychology
View the Course Catalog for degree requirements and courses offered.
Why TLU?
Psychology students present research at conferences, listen to special speakers, participate in internships, and work closely with other psychology majors and faculty in a host of contexts. The five main areas of courses—general psychology, measurement and methodology, basic processes, the person, and applied processes—provide students with a deep knowledge of their field. The program’s emphasis of combining the empirical study of behavior with a broad liberal arts education prepares students for graduate study, further education in other fields and for careers in many settings. Psychology studies at TLU are taken beyond the classroom and include hosting forums, symposiums and conferences, as well as pursuing outside research made possible through the Knaier and Hiner psychological research and travel awards.
Psychology Faculty
Scott Bailey
Professor
Scott A. Bailey, Professor, Department Chair; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Southwestern University; Master of Science in Experimental Psychology, Emporia State University; Doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience, Kansas State University.
 
Dr. Bailey teaches Quantitative Methods for Psychology, Drugs & Behavior and Physiological Psychology. His primary research interests are in learning and the biological foundations of behavior.

Michael Czuchry
Associate Professor
Michael L. Czuchry, Associate Professor; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Colorado College; Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology, East Tennessee State University; Doctorate in Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University.

Dr. Czuchry teaches Introduction to Psychology, Cognition, and History & Systems of Psychology. His research interests include the development and evaluation of cognitive mapping and gaming approaches in treatment and educational settings as well as an examination of cognitive factors influencing reactions to media events.

Lori Parker
P/T Instructor

Tiffiny Sia
Associate Professor
Tiffany Lee Sia, Associate Professor; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Linfield College; Master of Science and a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Social Psychology from Texas Christian University.

Dr. Sia teaches Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology, and her research interests include improving attitudes toward negatively stereotyped groups and applying social psychological principles in real world settings.

Carolyn Turner
Lecturer
Carolyn S. Turner, Lecturer in Psychology; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Lutheran University; Master of Arts in mental health counseling, St. Mary’s University. She is a licensed professional counselor.
 
Prof. Turner teaches Abnormal Psychology, Intro to Psychology, Personality, and Psychological Testing. Her research interests focus on sexual abuse victims and perpetrators, and persons with severe mental illness.