BA Psychology (US & German Degree)
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
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.