BA Psychology (US & German Degree)
Psychology programs at Touro College Berlin
The American Psychology program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The programs in Psychology promote an understanding of the psychological processes underlying normal and abnormal human behavior.
Both the American and German Psychology degree will open doors to the same counseling and education careers and to the same advanced Master studies than comparable Bachelor's degrees in state-recognized German universities. English instruction, combined with intercultural perspectives and general education components, have proven to be successful in the labor market.
B.A. in Psychology (American Degree)
All of our classes focus on cultural influences on the human mind and behavior. Our diverse faculties will provide opportunities for students to gain experience via research and internships. A huge advantage is our instruction in English.
The general education part of the American psychology program helps you to gain broader perspectives besides your technical knowledge. This is important not only because German Human resource managers explicitly demand more of this quality from their hires from private universities, but also because a broad education offers you full access to Master studies in the American university system.
|GSM 001||Developmental Math (by placement)||0 credits|
|GLL 110||Introduction to College Writing (or exemption)||4 credits|
|GLL 121||College Writing I||4 credits|
|GLL 122||College Writing II||4 credits|
|GLL 202||Introduction to American Literature||3 credits|
|GLL 232||Multicultural American Literature||3 credits|
|GSM 130 + GSM 132||College Mathematics & Workshop||4 credits|
|HIS 106||History of the United States 1877-Present||3 credits|
|POL 101||American Political System||3 credits|
|GJS 124||Modern Jewish History||3 credits|
|GJS 262||History of the Holocaust||3 credits|
|GCA 101||Public Speaking||3 credits|
|GCO 120||Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Application||3 credits|
|BIO/GSS||Natural Science (Psychology majors must choose BIO 101)||3-4 credits|
|GBK 101||Principles of Marketing||3 credits|
|GBM 101||Principles of Management||3 credits|
|GCA 141||Art of Western Civilization||3 credits|
|GCA 215||Interpersonal Communication||3 credits|
|GCA 217||Introduction to Public Relations||3 credits|
|GCA 305||Intercultural Communication||3 credits|
|GPH 101||Introduction to Philosophy||3 credits|
|SAS 103||Introduction to Sociology||3 credits|
|MAT 261||Statistics for Social Science Major||3 credits|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 201||Developmental Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 301/301.6||Experimental Psychology + Lab||4 credits|
|PSY 335||Abnormal Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 351||Biological Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 493||Advanced Topics in Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 102||Social Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 205||Psychology of Motivation||3 credits|
|PSY 210||Learning||3 credits|
|PSY 221||Industrial Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 231||Psychological Testing||3 credits|
|PSY 302||Advanced Experimental Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 310||Personality||3 credits|
|PSY 340||Introduction to Counseling and Therapy||3 credits|
|PSY 345||Psychology of Health and Illness||3 credits|
|PSY 401||Psychology of the Exceptional Child||3 credits|
|PSY 402||Clinical Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 420||Psychology of Eating Disorders||3 credits|
|PSY 432||Neuropsychology||3 credits|
|PSY 485||Internship in Psychology||3 credits|
|PSY 492||Senior Honors Seminar||3 credits|
|PSY 494||Senior Honors Project in Psychology||3 credits|
Full selection of courses and course descriptions
B.A. in Psychology (German Degree)
The goals and the career paths of the German psychology studies is comparable to the American program. However, the German study program is more psychology-focused, includes less course choices and less general education components, and can be studied within a shorter timeframe (three years). Unlike the U.S. degree, it requires a Bachelor thesis at the end of the program. The diversity of courses and focus on intercultural psychology and soft skills are remarkable for a German psychology program. It is possible to integrate the German program into the studies of the American program, leading to an improved international validity of the degree.
The German degree delivers the general requirements to enable further studies in German Master's programs in psychology (Anschlussfähigkeit) which includes "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 „Bachelor-Thesis".