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Psychology Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology
Degree Options:
  • Major (BS)
  • Major (BA)
  • Minor

Psychology students conduct faculty-led research, present at conferences, participate in internships, and work closely with other psychology majors and faculty to explore a multi-disciplinary experience. Students gain a holistic viewpoint of psychology by taking the following coursework:

Core Courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods
Psychology group

Speciality Courses:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychopathology
  • Drugs and Behavior


Additional classes cover subjects like human sexuality, sleeping and dreaming, substance abuse treatment in the criminal justice system, and deviance and aggression.

B.A. and B.S. Degree Options

Major in Psychology for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Either degree provides the necessary training for acceptance into a diverse range of graduate and professional programs. The B.A. emphasizes psychological disorders, clinical psychology, communications, political science, and sociology. The B.S. emphasizes statistics, biology, chemistry, and physics.

View the Degree Plan for a B.A. in Psychology

View the Degree Plan for a B.S. in Psychology

Minor in Psychology

Download the Psychology Program Fact Sheet

Faculty-Led Research Opportunities

Conducting faculty-led research and presenting at professional conferences can be the difference when getting an interview for graduate school or even landing a job. Every year, TLU's Psychology department supports students with registration, travel, and lodging to attend the Southwestern Psychological Association conference. The following are examples of student research that has been presented:

  • Place Preference and Aversion Learning in Rats Following Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol
  • The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Religious Experience
  • PTSD in Battered Women
  • Self-Esteem and Body Image
  • Mental Fatigue in Simple and Complex Tasks
  • Effects of Visual Cues on Gaze Direction
  • Risperidone Treatment in Dually-Diagnosed Persons
  • ROPES Course and Play Therapy for Children
  • Group Therapy for Drug Abusers and Emotionally Disturbed Adults
  • Aerospace Human Factors Research
  • Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Latent Learning
  • Palatability Hedonics as Related to Taste

Internships and Graduate School Programs

Internships: Internships are another important way to distinguish yourself from your peers. Our psychology students have had enriching and transformative experiences while interning at the hospice care program at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, the Seguin ISD psychology program, the Guadalupe Family Violence Shelter, and Child Protective Services. All of these experiences require an important understanding of psychological processes and respect and compassion for human condition.

Graduate Programs: Our psychology alumni have pursued graduate programs at the following institutions:

  • Arizona State University
  • Rice University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • University of Connecticut

Special Events for Psychology Students

Social and academic events for students, alumni, psychological professionals, and the community at large are hosted on a regular basis. Each year, the department sponsors PSYesta, an annual alumni dinner held during Homecoming weekend as an opportunity for current and former students to meet and network.

Past events include:

Meet the Faculty

Scott Bailey

Department Chair, Professor, Integrated Science Director, Honors Director

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