B.A. in Psychology
- Courses in the department promote an understanding of the psychological processes underlying normal and abnormal human behavior. Psychology majors may pursue graduate work in psychology, including experimental, industrial, health, clinical, and school psychology. They may also continue in related fields such as social work, education, law, the rabbinate or Jewish Studies, and medicine.
- The Department of Psychology sees as its mission both the teaching of psychology as a branch of the liberal arts and sciences, and the preparation of future psychology professionals. In its first role, the Department provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for graduate work. In its second role, the Department aims to prepare educated individuals who can think critically about psychological issues and who grasp the relevance of psychology to the understanding of individual and social experience.
B.S. in Business Management and Administration
- The TCLA Business Program offers its students a well-rounded business education, combining courses in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, Business Law and Policy, Computer Applications, and Business Ethics. TCLA recently combined its 4 tracks (Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing) into a holistic program that equips students with the skills they need to become business professionals or to succeed in graduate studies.
- The Business Department supports and complements the mission of the College by providing high-quality instruction in the business disciplines that enable students to function effectively in the business world.
B.A. in Judaic Studies
- The Department of Jewish Studies offers courses in support of the College's mission "to perpetuate and enrich the Jewish heritage." Towards this end the Department offers courses that satisfy the Jewish Studies requirement in Touro College Los Angeles. The Department seeks to strengthen Jewish identity and the appreciation of Jewish ethics and values through the enhancement of the student's knowledge base and learning skills. The Department is committed to providing a wide range of courses designed to meet individualized student needs and diverse student backgrounds.
- Details about Judaic Studies as a major can be found in the TCLA Bulletin.
Pre-Speech Therapy Module
- The Pre-Speech Therapy module provides excellent preparation for graduate study in the areas of speech pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science. Courses offered in this area may be acceptable as prerequisite courses in selected graduate programs. However, students should consult the graduate program of their choice regarding individual courses. At TCLA, students may, with departmental approval, receive up to 6 credits towards the Psychology major for relevant courses drawn from this module.
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Other Academic Programs
Touro has long recognized the centrality of Israel in the historical and contemporary Jewish experience. The College believes that study in Israel provides a milieu conducive to intensive Jewish learning, familiarizes students with the land and culture of Israel, and helps students develop Hebrew language skills. In addition, study abroad is the kind of intellectually and emotionally broadening experience which cannot be simulated in even the best of classrooms. For all these reasons, the College maintains a formal Study Abroad in Israel Option, TCLAIO, in cooperation with leading Israeli Yeshivot and Seminaries. Students who successfully complete a year of full-time study in Israel can receive appropriate college credits.
To earn credits, students must satisfy all course and examination requirements of Touro College. Individual courses are recorded on the Touro College permanent record. The grading system follows the American system (with letter grades A to F) for all courses with a written final examination. Touro will assign grades of P (Passing) and F (Failing) for classes where only oral examinations are administered, as is the custom in many yeshivas. Courses credited are generally in the field of Judaic Studies. Grades earned in Israel are counted as part of the student's grade point average (GPA) at Touro.
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Freshman Center Option
The Freshman Center Option allows high school seniors to earn college credit while completing their secondary education.