Learn to better understand human behavior and the social world, as you develop a scholarly perspective in the two major social science areas of psychology and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach fosters intellectual sophistication by demonstrating how these disciplines, both separately and combined, interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior and group life.

Trinity’s human relations major includes a focus on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics, public policy and technology. You will gain experiential and service learning outside the classroom (with a special emphasis on social justice and advocacy) through an internship in your area of interest.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: School of Professional Studies
Format: Evening/Weekend
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Learn to better understand human behavior and the social world, as you develop a scholarly perspective in the two major social science areas of psychology and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach fosters intellectual sophistication by demonstrating how these disciplines, both separately and combined, interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior and group life.

Trinity’s human relations major includes a focus on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics, public policy and technology. You will gain experiential and service learning outside the classroom (with a special emphasis on social justice and advocacy) through an internship in your area of interest.

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The affordable tuition for the Human Relations (B.A.) degree program in SPS is $590 per credit hour.

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Better understand human behavior and the social world as you develop a scholarly perspective in the two major social science areas of psychology and sociology.

Convenient Evening and Weekend Courses Including:

HUMR 212 Introduction to Counseling for the Helping Professions
HUMR 301 Seminar: Perspectives on Gender
HUMR 350 Multicultural Social Work
PSYC 231 Child Psychology
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SSC 207 Writing for the Social Sciences
SSC 350 Interdisciplinary Research Methods

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Design qualitative and quantitative research studies
  • Interpret human behavior in society through major theoretical models
  • Identify contradictory or oversimplified arguments based on knowledge of psychological and sociological theories and research
  • Analyze ethical standards at the individual, group, and systems levels relevant to social justice and equity for diverse communities
  • Develop innovative advocacy initiatives for diverse and oppressed communities.

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Educator
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Community Organizer
  • Non-Profit Manager
  • Case Manager

Discover Your Strength with a Truly Singular Higher Education Experience

Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

Discover Empowerment

  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

Discover Excellence

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles