Welcome to the Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Texas Southern University (TSU) has two-degree  programs in psychology, one undergraduate degree, the  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),  and one graduate degree, the  Master of Arts (M.A.).  The Department also offers a minor in psychology for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in other majors at TSU. 

Students interested in the M.A. degree in psychology are referred to the Graduate School Bulletin of Texas Southern University for general information about admission requirements.


The mission of the Department of Psychology is to contribute to the development of an individual who has assumed a productive role in society upon completion of a liberal arts education. To fulfill its mission, the Department of Psychology imparts: 

1. knowledge, skills, and values related to the science and application of psychology; and
2. knowledge, skills, and values consistent with a liberal arts education that are further enhanced by the discipline of psychology. After successful completion of the curriculum plan in psychology, students will:
a. demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology;
b. apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation;
c. use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes;
d. apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues; and
e. be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline