Department of Psychology and Philosophy

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to the department of Psychology and Philosophy at Sam Houston State University, where human behavior and human thought intersect in a diverse and inclusive environment. As you peruse the following webpages to ascertain additional information regarding our programs, feel free to explore the various interactive components to learn more about the uniqueness of the faculty, staff, and students within the department.

As evident by the title, our Department consists of applied and scientific training programs in both psychology and philosophy – two fields rich with academic tradition, diversity in thought, and central in furthering our understanding of human development and human behavior. The Psychology and Philosophy programs at SHSU are vibrant, strong, and thriving! The Philosophy program has over 50 declared major/minor students with approximately 1150 undergraduates attending philosophy courses each semester. The Psychology undergraduate program has over 850 declared majors with over 23 full time faculty members. The Psychology program also has four graduate degree programs with a total student enrollment over 100 graduate students accounting for numerous research opportunities.

Both Psychology and Philosophy offer student organizations for support and development of collegiality as well as opportunities for research participation and mentoring. All of our degree programs are rigorous and enable students to be well-situated to meet the challenges of both a growingly-diverse world and future endeavors.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in becoming part of one of the SHSU Psychology and Philosophy programs, please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to speaking with, if not greeting, you personally.

Y.I. Tomes Headshot

Y.I. Tomes, Ph.D.,
Chair, Department of Psychology/Philosophy