BA in Psychology

124 credit hours | 3-4 years


Why study for a BA in Psychology Online at TIU?

Our online degree programs are structured to provide you with a true Trinity community experience, even from the comfort of your home. Plus the convenience and flexibility of online classes and coursework can be made to work for your unique situation and needs. Let us work with you so that you can study online and benefit from the best that Trinity has to offer.

Where can this degree take me?

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 those challenges.

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.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM?

All applicants must have a high school diploma or successful completion of the GED. Applicants are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits. After submitting your application, please submit all official transcripts from your past institutions to:

Trinity International University
Attn: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

We also accept electronic transcripts from secure, certified transcript delivery services. If your college or university uses such a service, please direct transcripts to [email protected]u. Finally, after reviewing your past credits, a counselor will provide you with an estimate of transferable credits and an estimated timeline to graduate.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO EARN MY DEGREE?

In addition to 47 credits required for a major, students at Trinity College also complete 47-62 credit hours of general education requirements. These courses relate to communication skills, arts and humanities, and qualitative and analytical reasoning. Some students can substitute completed coursework that resulted in an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree for those requirements, but all Trinity students must complete a series of courses focused on the foundations of Christian thinking and living. In all, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity requires at least 124 credit hours for those students beginning with zero credits. For more information on degree requirements, see the Trinity College Catalog.

Students who have already completed some coursework at the college or university level have the option of completing their degree online at Trinity. For these students, a degree can be completed in as little as 2-3 years.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The following online courses are chosen and sequenced to complete the Psychology major, as well as assist students in completing an emphasis in Counseling Psychology:

Psychology Core: 11 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
PSY 141 Psychology Seminar 1 hour
PSY 285X Statistics 4 hours
PSY 346X Research Methods and Design 3 hours
Developmental Psychology: 3 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 337 The Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
Theory: 6 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hours
PSY 320
Theories of Learning 3 hours
Application Course: 3 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 400 Therapeutic Psychology 3 hours
Integrative Course: 3 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 440 Integration of Psychology and the Christian Faith 3 hours
Electives: 21 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hours
PSY 240 Human Sexuality 3 hours
PSY 255 The Psychology of Addiction 3 hours
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
PSY 356 Conflict Management 3 hours
PSY 372 Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology 3 hours
PSY 345 Internship I 3–6 hours

 

Degree Emphasis

The optional Counseling Psychology emphasis has wide applications to community, church and home, but is designed specifically to prepare students for further training in the people-helping professions

Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology Emphasis (CPE) has been created for Psychology Majors who wish to focus their course selections to those that will prepare them for further training in the people-helping professions.

Course selections of 18 hours for the Counseling Psychology Emphasis are part of the 47 hour requirement for the Psychology Major.

Courses you might take:

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Theory Course
Course Title Credits
PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hours
Clinical Course
Course Title Credits
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
Specialty Course
Choose One:
Course Title Credits
PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hours
PSY 240 Human Sexuality 3 hours
PSY 255 The Psychology of Addiction 3 hours
Practical Courses
Choose Two:
Course Title Credits
PSY 356 Conflict Management 3 hours
PSY 345/445/470 Internship (Counseling related only) 3 hours
PSY 372 Cognitive Behavioral Psychology 3 hours
Course Title Credits
PSY 400 Therapeutic Psychology 3 hours

 

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Courses rotate every semester. Follow this link to our student portal to view upcoming course offerings.

PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY

The online psychology degree is taught by a variety of faculty across several disciplines. Our faculty are committed Christians, who challenge you to apply your faith to the complexities of life, while also guiding you toward academic success.

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