Bachelor of Arts


Online On Campus
Classes Start July 1 and August 26
Classes Start Six Times Per Year For Ultimate Flexibility

Goals and Course Topics

Make a Career of Helping Others

Many behavioral health careers require graduate education for licensure and advancement. After completing this program, you will be prepared for admission into a variety of graduate programs and have practical skills you can apply immediately in many occupations.

Your Psychology Program

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The Tiffin University psychology program provides instruction and experience in a broad range of concepts, issues and theories. It will increase your sensitivity to, and understanding of, biological, social, emotional and cognitive processes underlying human thoughts and actions.

Practical Education

According to the American Psychological Association, psychology is a varied field. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for admission into graduate psychology, counseling, clinical and/or psychotherapy programs.

You will have a choice of three concentrations: Addictions Counseling, Cross-Cultural & International Psychology and Human Services.

  • The Addictions Counseling concentration provides hands-on skills and clinical education in substance use, abuse and dependence, and related and co-occurring mental health addictive issues. It meets the educational requirements for Chemical Dependency Counselor licensure and international certification standards in Addiction Counseling.
  • The Cross-cultural and International Psychology (CCIP) concentration focuses on communication and collaboration among people worldwide in teaching, research, practice and public service. The program’s goals include improving international relations, addressing global problems through internationally cooperative efforts, promoting social justice, capacity building and assessing cultural interdependency.
  • The Human Services concentration offers applied psychological and interdisciplinary understanding of personal and social problems encountered in contemporary society. It is primarily for students who intend to pursue careers in psychological and social service related fields. Through coursework, internship and self-directed study, the program prepares you for immediate employment in a variety of helping professions and serves as a foundation for admission to applied graduate study in mental health and community service-related fields.

This major, part of the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, provides a generalist orientation to psychology. A degree is the basis for non-practitioner career courses that lay the foundation for research and graduate studies. This degree does not lead to licensure of any kind.


The Addictions Counseling and Cross-Cultural & International Psychology are offered on campus only. The Human Services concentration is offered on campus and online.

Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

On Campus: 15-week semester starting in January and August

Who Is This Program For?

Sometimes, your passion is your purpose. Grow your purpose into a career with a psychology degree from Tiffin University. A solid foundation for research and graduate studies, the program’s classes range from theories of personality to abnormal behavior, and from research design to lifespan development.


The time to complete one’s degree is dependent on the number of hours transferring in. Tiffin University strives to transfer in as much transfer credit for students as possible. With this said, in order for credit to transfer, one must have earned a “C” or better in the course.

At a Glance

  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits

Professional Fields

  • Chemical dependency counseling
  • Child development
  • Criminal justice and business fields
  • Graduate school
  • Group home management
  • Mental health and addictions field
  • Social services
  • Therapeutic and administrative



Introduction to Professional Practices (PSY2013)

Majors in human services and psychology learn the career opportunities, problems, methods, and thinking styles of professionals in their fields. Students participate in classroom debates on topics of current concern in modern psychology and human services, practice the writing style of the American Psychological Association, and acquire effective methods for developing a professional résumé. Guest speakers, field trips, and other out-of-class experiences expand students’ understanding of the diversity and challenges of modern behavioral science and practice. This is a writing intensive course.

Theories of Personality (PSY263)

An overview of historical and current theories regarding personality formation and development, and methods of measuring personality characteristics. Psychodynamic, humanistic, behaviorist, trait, and cognitive approaches are discussed.

Lifespan Development (PSY2653)

This course takes a life span approach in studying human development from conception through death. Students will examine the major theories and scientific research findings on our physical, cognitive, social, and personality development.

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