Bachelor of Arts

Psychology with a concentration in Cross-Cultural & International Psychology

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.

Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA)

To be a sworn police officer in Ohio, you must successfully complete the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). Tiffin University partners with Terra State Community College to include the cost of the academy in tuition and can be earned in just one semester.

This unique training academy is state mandated for all police officers and covers firearms, legal administration, human relations, traffic, patrol, driving, subject control, investigations, civil disorder, physical conditioning and other aspects of law enforcement. Students apply direct, hands-on practice in the crime lab, firing range and police cruisers. With experienced, certified instructors and hands-on application, our students consistently achieve passing rates on the state-certified exam.

Once graduates of the program earn the certification, they are immediately eligible for full-time employment.

Testimonial

“Tiffin University gave me my best friend and pushed me to my highest potential. The OPOTA program put me ahead in the hiring process and my bachelor’s degree set me apart from other candidates.”

Cassidy Ralph
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
Graduation: Spring, 2019
Major: Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement
Position: Police Officer with the City of Marysville Division of Police

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences – 49 hours
Psychology Core – 36 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 (w)
  • Two of the following
    • CUL and/or Language (ARB/SPA)
  • Two of the following
    • SCS470 Internship I
    • SCS471 Internship II
    • SCS491 Senior Seminar I
    • 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 …

Testimonials

  • I could not have asked for better faculty. I love how small the class sizes are because I really know the majority of my professors pretty well. More importantly, they know me really well and are aware of my future goals and aspirations. I know that I could seek help from any one of my mentors and they would give me the best advice that they had.

    -Beata Krembuszewski '17

    TU helped grow my network and give me experience by meeting students from other cultures and countries, and learning from a range of professors. Anyone who wants to feel connected to their fellow students, to their personable professors, and the community
  • "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed if I did not take risks."

    – Emily Miller

    "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed
  • Xin Guo
    "The aspects of Tiffin University that I really like include low tuition cost and the fact that there are generous scholarships available for international students. Tiffin’s quiet atmosphere makes it easy to concentrate on your studies, but the surrounding cities have plenty to explore including a vibrant entertainment scene.”

    - Xin Guo, China

    Xin Guo
  • The on-campus events and activities that are offered have made it easy to learn about a number of different topics. I also believe because of the diverse population here at TU it allows me to gain a broader perspective of different cultures and customs that I have not encountered before.

    -Payne VanTilburg '16

    TU helped grow my network and give me experience by meeting students from other cultures and countries, and learning from a range of professors. Anyone who wants to feel connected to their fellow students, to their personable professors, and the community
  • Omar Alfehri
    "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

    Omar Alfehri

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