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Earn your psychology Bachelor's degree


Professional Psychology

If you’re an adult learner looking for colleges with psychology programs in Tennessee, contact Christian Brothers University. We offer three types of psychology degrees at our campus in Memphis, TN.

At CBU, we understand the practical needs of working adults and know that your time may be divided between work, school and family responsibilities. Our degree completion programs are designed with you in mind.

What is professional psychology?

No matter which area of psychology you study, the primary focus lies in discovering the root cause of human behavior. The career path is different, however. Counseling psychologists treat people while graduates with a degree in professional psychology use their knowledge for business applications.

The Bachelor’s degree combines a Behavioral Sciences curriculum with a concentration in one of three applied disciplines:

Criminal Justice

Designed to provide a broad understanding of the criminal justice system and a fundamental knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences, criminal justice psychology courses focus on topics such as criminology, law enforcement, corrections, public administration, juvenile justice and counseling.

Organizational Psychology

The Organizational Psychology degree program is designed to apply the principles and science of psychology to effective human resources development and management. Organizational psychologists focus on:

  • Training companies in conducting business in the most efficient, productive and positive manner
  • Establishing best practices in motivations and supervision
  • Employee selection and development, legal considerations, evaluation and organizational development

Consumer Behavior

This Professional Psychology concentration is designed for those who are interested in studying how our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and perceptions influence how people buy and relate to goods and services. Professionals with careers in this field look at things like the decision-making process, social persuasion and motivation to help understand why shoppers buy some things but not others. Consumer behavior professionals:

  • Provide information to companies and consumers on what the public needs or wants
  • Help nonprofit and for-profit organizations effectively develop and market products, services or ideas
  • Guide the work of government agencies that are responsible for product safety, identity of brand names, evaluation of advertising claims and assessment of ethical marketing practices

For more information about our degrees in psychology, please contact the College of Adult Professional Studies at (901) 321-3291.