Bachelor of Arts

With an increasing growth and demand of psychology and mental health needs across the globe, international psychology is becoming a more recognized and relevant discipline. Focusing on communication and collaboration among people worldwide in teaching, research, practice and public service, our goals are your goals: improving international relations, addressing global problems, promoting social justice, capacity building and assessing cultural interdependency.

Due to the increasing growth and demand of psychology and mental health needs across the globe, international psychology is quickly becoming a more recognized and relevant sub-discipline, both worldwide and in North America.

As a student in this program, you will learn major theories, research, and applications of psychological knowledge. As a senior, you will focus on an international population/location – either as part of an internship or research project abroad or with an international population or cross-cultural issue/problem within the United States. You will be able to mix both types of experiences (internship and research) based on needs and opportunities.

The undergraduate program in psychology at Tiffin University also has concentrations in human services and addictions counseling (which can lead to a chemical dependency counselor license). You have the ability to mix concentrations as part of a major and a minor.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Psychology Major 24 hours
Concentration 24 hours

  • CSL430 Cultural Competence in Counseling
  • PSY425 Cross-Cultural and International Psychology
  • SOC265 Peace and Social Justice
  • SOC360 Multicultural Issues in Society

Two of the following

  • CUL and/or Language ARB, SPA

One of the following

  • SCS470 Internship I 
  • SCS491 Senior Seminar I

One of the following

  • SCS470 Internship I
  • SCS471 Internship II  
  • SCS 491 Senior Seminar
  • SCS492 Senior Seminar II

Total BA hours 121-123 hours


This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

Cultural Competence in Counseling (CSL430) - Self-awareness, knowledge and skill development are required in counseling members of racially and ethnically diverse populations. This course will explore a wide variety of issues regarding diversity and multiculturalism in counseling, with the primary focus of on the attitudes, knowledge and skills required for cultural competence.

Multicultural Issues in Society (SOC360) - Sociopsycho-historical development of sex roles within contemporary society. Analysis of the significant influences social institutions play throughout development of sex roles.

  • Addictions or Mental Health Case Manager
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Cultural-Diversity Trainer
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Foster Care Organizations
  • Graduate School
  • Head Start Programs
  • Hospice Centers
  • International Organizations
  • Mental Health Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Program Evaluator
  • Psychoeducational Specialist
  • Research and People-Oriented Jobs in the Criminal Justice and Business Fields (e.g. Human Resources)
  • Residential Manager of Group Homes
  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Victim Services Organizations

This is a new program! Successful placements to come in the next few years … 


Dr. Steven Hurwitz
Dr. Steven Hurwitz Professor of Psychology & Criminal Justice / Washington Center Liaison
Dr. Elizabeth Athaide-Victor
Dr. Elizabeth Athaide-Victor Professor of Forensic Psychology and Psychology
Steven Borawski
Steven Borawski Program Chair, Online Bachelor and Graduate Social Science Programs
Dr. Matthew Bereza
Dr. Matthew Bereza Associate Professor of Psychology, Counseling & Latin American Studies
Dr. Jonathan Appel
Dr. Jonathan Appel Professor of Psychology, Counseling & Criminal Justice / Director of Institutional...
Dr. Fang-Mei Law
Dr. Fang-Mei Law Professor of Psychology & Criminal Justice
Dr. Erin Dean
Dr. Erin Dean Associate Professor & Chair for Main Campus Social Science Programs


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