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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The understanding of people, how we each think and behave, and the relationships between people are essential aspects of the various challenges of life. By choosing the Psychology major at Trinity, you can prepare to meet that challenge. Our students not only learn conceptual theories and research methods, but also learn how to better understand themselves, relate to others, and work with others in an effective manner. At Trinity, we prepare students for graduate school, the workplace, the community, their church, and their family life. We encourage them to explore and assess their values, expand their interests, and discover their God-given gifts and abilities. We desire that they strive to become more authentic people, and to hone their critical thinking skills and problem solving capabilities to function as thoughtful learners well beyond the task of earning a degree. These skills train them to be a part of God’s restorative work in in a fallen world.

With our unique online completion program, you can finish a degree in Psychology online and still take advantage of the excellent faculty, individual focus, and Christ-centered curriculum that Trinity offers in each class.

Please let us know if you would like to receive more information about our online psychology degree completion program. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with one of our admissions counselors by calling (877) 236-1072, or emailing us at online@tiu.edu.

Course IDCourse TitleCredit Hours
Psychology Core
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3 hrs
PSY 141 Psychology Seminar 1 hr
PSY 285X Statistics 4 hrs
PSY 346X Research Methods and Design 3 hrs
Developmental Psychology
PSY 337 The Psychology of Adolescence 3 hrs
Theory Courses
PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hrs
PSY 320 Theories of Learning 3 hrs
Application Course
PSY 400 Therapeutic Psychology 3 hrs
Integrative Course
PSY 440 Integration of Psychology & Christian Faith 3 hrs
Electives
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hrs
PSY 240 Human Sexuality 3 hrs
PSY 255 The Psychology of Addiction 3 hrs
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs
PSY 356 Conflict Management 3 hrs
PSY 372 Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology 3 hrs
PSY 345 Internship I 3-6 hrs
TOTAL 47 hrs
Counseling Psychology Emphasis (18 hrs)
Course selections of 18 hours for the Counseling Psychology Emphasis are part of the 47 hour requirement for the Psychology Major.
Theory Course
PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hrs
Clinical Course
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs
Specialty Course
Choose One:
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hrs
PSY 240 Human Sexuality 3 hrs
PSY 255 The Psychology of Addiction 3 hrs
Practical Courses
Choose Two:
PSY 356 Conflict Management 3 hrs
PSY 345/445/470 Internship (Counseling related only) 3 hrs
PSY 372 Cognitive Behavioral Psychology 3 hrs
Professional Issues Course
PSY 400 Therapeutic Psychology 3 hrs

Other courses which are not online may be used to fulfill requirements of the Psychology major and also the Counseling Psychology emphasis (see the full list of courses on the Psychology page).