Undergraduate in Psychology


Program Description

Presentation of the Program


Within the framework of the institutional mission, the psychology faculty of the Universidad Santo Tomás is responsible for providing a comprehensive humanist education to its students, enabling the graduate to engage with psychology, assuming ethics, critically and creatively the problems of the society; and for facilitating the training of a professional who conceives the individual, systems and human organizations from a multi-paradigmatic psychological perspective, so that, through research and social projection, it promotes the understanding of the family as the fundamental basis of all society.

Training Objectives

  • Manage strategies to strengthen the interest in the development of a psychology that, as a discipline and as a profession, permanently seeks alternative solutions to social problems.
  • Enable a comprehensive vision of human development that facilitates a multidimensional understanding of the individual, the family and other human systems.
  • Facilitate teaching processes aimed at the achievement of autonomous learning as a result of a permanent process of self-assessment, co-evaluation and hetero-evaluation, at the personal, professional and ethical levels.
  • Develop pedagogical proposals that allow to qualify competences for the realization of multiparadigmatic and pluralist psychological readings in front of phenomena of social and individual development in different action scenarios.
  • Provide academic spaces that favor the recognition of knowledge different from those provided by psychology, to generate proposals for research and intervention of greater impact for society.
  • Promote the social responsibility of the discipline with the realities of the country, from the development of entrepreneurial, scientific and aesthetic skills, to promote spaces of equity and social participation.

Educational Project of the Program

The Educational Project of the Psychology Program of the Universidad Santo Tomás (USTA) follows the guidelines of the Institutional Educational Project (PEI), to present to the academic community the historical milestones of the Program, its achievements (in terms of the curricular proposal and the self-evaluation guidelines for continuous improvement), and in this way give an account of the guidelines of the Program on topics of interest to students, teachers and communities that benefit from its different actions.

Particular Regulations of the Psychology Program

The Particular Regulation of the Psychology Program of the Universidad Santo Tomás (USTA) is framed within the parameters set out in the institutional documents: Organic Statute, Institutional Educational Project, Curricular Policies, Student Regulation - Undergraduate and in the Educational Project of the Program. Its objective is to specify the regulatory particularities of the Psychology program, in order to facilitate the development of the academic activity of the student tomasino.


Semester I

  • General Psychology (3 C.)
  • Psychobiology (3 C.)
  • Fundamentals of Research in Psychology (3 C.)
  • Institutional Philosophy (2 C.)
  • Henri Didón Chair (0C) **
  • English I (2 C.)
  • Communication and University Life (0C)
  • Logical Thinking (2 C)

Semester II

  • Motivation and Emotion (3C.)
  • Sensoperception (3 C.)
  • Neurosciences (3 C.)
  • Interview I (3 C.)
  • Anthropology (2 C.)
  • English II (2 C.)
  • Complementary Training I (2 C.) *

Semester III

  • Social Psychology (3 C.)
  • Psychology of Personality (3 C.)
  • Quantitative Methods I (3 C.)
  • Epistemology (2 C.)
  • English III (2 C.)
  • Interview II (3 C.)
  • Complementary Training II (2 C.) *

Semester IV

  • Psychological Processes and Development
  • Infant (3 C.)
  • Learning and Memory I (3 C.)
  • Alterations of the Infantile Development (3C.)
  • Quantitative Methods II (3 C.)
  • Child Assessment (3 C.)
  • Theological Culture (2 C.)
  • English IV (2 C.)

Semester V

  • Learning and Memory II (3 C.)
  • Psychological Processes and Development in Youth (3 C.)
  • Alterations of the Development in Youth (3 C.)
  • Qualitative Methods I (3 C.)
  • Evaluation in Youth (3 C.)
  • Political Philosophy (2 C.)
  • English V (2 C.)

Semester VI

  • Processes Development of the Adult and the Elderly (3 C.)
  • Alterations of the Development in the Adult and the Elderly (3 C.)
  • Human Systems I (3 C.)
  • Qualitative Methods II (3 C.)
  • Evaluation for Adults and Seniors (3 C.)
  • Ethics (2 C.)
  • English VI (2 C.)

Semester VII

  • Psychological Theories I (3 C.)
  • Investigative Deepening (2 C.) *
  • Fields of Integral Training I (2C.) *
  • Professional Deepening I (3 C.) *
  • Professional Deepening II (3C.) *
  • Human Systems II (3 C.)
  • Complementary Training III (2C.) *

Semester VIII

  • Psychological Theories II (3 C.)
  • Fields of Integral Training II (2 C.) *
  • Professional Deepening III (3 C.) *
  • Professional Deepening IV (3 C.) *
  • Complementary Training IV (2C.) *
  • Optional (3 C.) *

Semester IX

  • Professional Practices I (8 C.) *
  • Investigative Practices I (5 C.) *

Semester X

  • Professional Practices II (8 C.) *
  • Investigative Practices II (5 C.) *

* Selective academic spaces within the curricular flexibility of the program.

** Academic spaces that do not add up in semester credits and are grade requirements.

The student must certify 30 hours of participation in national and international academic events as a degree requirement.

General information

  • SNIES code: 1078
  • Qualified registry: Resolution n ° 16340 of December 13, 2012 with effect of 7 years
  • Face-to-face modality
  • Title awarded: Psychologist
  • Duration: 10 Semesters
  • Hours: Day
  • City: San Alberto Magno Campus, Bogotá DC (North Highway 205, via Arrayanes km 1.6)
Last updated May 2018

About the School

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villav ... Read More

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villavicencio, as well as 23 Centers for University Assistance that support distance learning nationwide. Read less