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.
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, go to pages 66-68 of 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: