If you’re an adult learner looking for colleges with psychology programs in Tennessee, contact Christian Brothers University. We offer four 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.

The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Psychology provides fundamentals of psychology, with focus in areas of demand and growth potential with concentrations in:

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice concentration will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience needed for working in law enforcement, social agencies, churches, and other settings, as well as prepare you to enter graduate programs in psychology, counseling, and social work.

Curriculum topics within the concentration include public administration, criminal justice, criminology, criminal law, corrections, policing, and juvenile justice.

The program also gives you the opportunity to pursue 12 hours of criminal justice electives or evaluated Police Academy Training.

Organizational Psychology

The Organizational Psychology concentration will prepare you to apply the principles and science of psychology to effective human resources
development and management, focusing on motivation and supervision, employee selection and development, legal considerations, and evaluation and organizational development. You will be prepared for careers in human resources as well as for the pursuit of graduate programs in psychology.

Curriculum topics within the concentration include business law, microeconomics, macroeconomics, organization and management, international business, human resources management, marketing, and industrial and organizational psychology.

6 credit hours of the program can be filled with business electives based on your specific interests.

Public Health

The Public Health concentration will allow you to engage in the social context of health and health disparities, delving into the role of community, organizations, and environment as they pertain to the development of effective health policies and interventions.

Curriculum topics within the concentration include principles of epidemiology, health policy and management, global public health, public health of mental illness, social and behavioral public health, social determinants of health and well-being, public health research methods, and program planning and evaluation.

View Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Psychology course requirements

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 degree programs have been redesigned to include those courses you can use to build your career. The B.A. in Professional Psychology provides a variety of elective courses to choose from, which makes it possible to transfer in more credit hours from your previous academic experiences and make achieving your goal of degree completion as convenient as possible.


As an adult learner, your time is valuable. Courses will be delivered using hybrid/blended and/or online formats. The hybrid format combines classroom and online instruction, minimizing the time you spend in the classroom. This means you could potentially take 12 semester hours (six hours per eight-week term) and still meet just one night per week at our campus in Memphis, TN.

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