BA Psychology (US & German Degree)

Psychology programs

Touro Berlin’s Psychology programs promote an understanding of the psychological processes underlying normal and abnormal human behavior. The combination of coursework in English, combined with intercultural perspectives and general education components in both of our Psychology programs, offers you manifold career opportunities.

The American Psychology program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The German degree is accredited by the Wissenschaftsrat.

B.A. in Psychology (American degree)

The four-year American psychology program focuses on the influences of culture on the human mind and behavior. Our diverse faculty provides opportunities for students to gain experience through research and internships. Classes are taught in English.

General education

The American program offers a general education component complementing the more technically oriented courses of the psychology major. These classes broaden your perspective in areas such as history, political science, philosophy, literature, mathematics, communication, or business.

A general education not only contributes to the growth of a cultivated, well-rounded and well-informed human being, it also provides a strong foundation for further educational and career advancement opportunities. A broad education offers you full access to a Master’s degree within the American university system.

Required General Education (40 - 44 American credits)
GSMG 001 Developmental Math (by placement) 0 credits
GLLG 110 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4 credits
GLLG 121 College Writing I 4 credits
GLLG 122 College Writing II 4 credits
GLLG 202 Introduction to American Literature 3 credits
GLLG 232 Multicultural American Literature 3 credits
GSMG 130 + GSMG 132 College Mathematics & Workshop 4 credits
GHSG 106 History of the United States 1877-Present 3 credits
POLG 101 American Political System 3 credits
GJSG 124 Modern Jewish History 3 credits
GJSG 262 History of the Holocaust 3 credits
GCAG 101 Public Speaking 3 credits
GCOG 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Application 3 credits
BIOG/GSSG Natural Science (Psychology majors must choose BIOG 101) 3-4 credits
Examples of Additional General Education Electives (55 credits, of which 25 must be in liberal arts and sciences)
GBKG 101 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
GBMG 101 Principles of Management 3 credits
GCAG 141 Art of Western Civilization 3 credits
GCAG 215 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
GCAG 217 Introduction to Public Relations 3 credits
GCAG 305 Intercultural Communication 3 credits
GPHG 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
SASG 103 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
Required Psychology Courses (22 American credits)
MATG 516 Statistics for Social Science Major 3 credits
PSYG 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 201 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 301/301.6 Experimental Psychology + Lab 4 credits
PSYG 335 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 351 Biological Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 493 Advanced Topics in Psychology 3 credits
Four Electives from the Following (12 American credits)
PSYG 102 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 205 Psychology of Motivation 3 credits
PSYG 210 Learning 3 credits
PSYG 221 Industrial Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 231 Psychological Testing 3 credits
PSYG 302 Advanced Experimental Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 310 Personality 3 credits
PSYG 340 Introduction to Counseling and Therapy 3 credits
PSYG 345 Psychology of Health and Illness 3 credits
PSYG 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 credits
PSYG 402 Clinical Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 420 Psychology of Eating Disorders 3 credits
PSYG 432 Neuropsychology 3 credits
PSYG 485 Internship in Psychology 3 credits
PSYG 492 Senior Honors Seminar 3 credits
PSYG 494 Senior Honors Project in Psychology 3 credits

Full selection of courses and course descriptions

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B.A. in Psychology (GER)

The goals and the career paths of the three-year German psychology program are comparable to those of the American program. The curriculum follows an extensive sequence of psychology courses with small additional components of elective and general education courses. With the diversity of courses and focus on intercultural psychology and soft skills, we are uniquely positioned among undergraduate psychology programs in Germany. Even though this is a German degree track, the language of instruction is English.

The German degree delivers the general requirements for further studies in German Master's programs in psychology - the so-called Anschlussfähigkeit -  which include Psychologisches Grundlagenwissen und seine Anwendung in Forschung und Praxis (140 Credit Points), Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens (15 Credit Points) Nichtpsychologischem Wissen zu kultur- und zivilisationstheoretischen Grundlagen (25 Credit Points).

Required psychology courses (140 Credit Points) include Allgemeine Psychologie I und II, Grundlagen der Diagnostik, Sozialpsychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie, Biologische Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Klinische Psychologie, Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Kommunikation und Interaktion, Diagnostik und Intervention, Statistik I, II, Psychologische Forschungsmethoden, Psychologisches Praktikum, Studien- und Forschungsprojekt, and the Bachelor-Thesis.

Dual German-American Degree Option
Students may follow a dual-degree path towards the completion of both the German and American Bachelor’s degrees. Please consult with our Admissions Office, if you consider this option.