Psychology

Learn to comprehend why people behave in a certain way, how they respond to the world around them, and which key factors might affect this. The major in psychology provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for entrance into graduate and professional schools in psychology, social work, occupational therapy, public administration, geriatrics, and other advanced fields of study. The curriculum provides you with the ability to critically analyze research and conduct your own preliminary research in a broad range of psychological areas of study.

Program Chair

Rabbi Dr. Hertzel H. Yitzhak
Rabbi Dr. Hertzel H. Yitzhak
Learn to comprehend why people behave in a certain way, how they respond to the world around them, and which key factors might affect this. A B.A. in psychology prepares students for graduate school to train as psychologists or to work in a setting that requires knowledge of human cognition and behavior.

A minimum of 120 semester hours (or credits) is required to graduate from Hebrew Theological College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Included in those semester hours are Judaic Studies core requirement, liberal arts / general education core requirements, and courses required for your major.

Advanced Hebrew Studies (AHS) Core – 36 credits

Requirement Credits
TALH - Talmud* 16
BIBH - Bible 6
HISH - History 6
PHIH 127/128 - Philosophy 2
HEBH - Hebrew** 6

*Flex Program students are exempt from this requirement
**You can test out of this requirement

Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) Core – 22 credits

Requirement Credits
ENGH 111 and ENGH 211 - Composition 6
ENGH 275 and ENGH 203 - Literature 3
MATH 104 - Math 3
BUSH 215 or BUSH 217 - Social Science 3
HISH 113 - Western Civ 3
NSCH - Science (with Lab) 4

Psychology Major Required Courses - 32 credits

Psychology Major Requirements: 32 semester hours/credits in psychology and related courses, as outlined below.

Requirement Credits
PSYH 101 - General Psychology 3
PSYH 217 - Developmental Psychology 3
PSYH 272 - Statistical Analysis 3
PSYH 286 - Psychology and Biology of Auditory and Visual Perception *** 3
PSYH 301 - Psychology of Personality 3
PSYH 317 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYH 372 - Research Methods in Psychology (capstone course) *** 4
PSYH 422 - Cognitive Neuroscience 4
Elective 3
Elective 3

*** The capstone course PSYH 372 Research Methods in Psychology and 13 additional credits must be taken at HTC.