Trinity psychology students have open minds, curiosity about human behavior, and a willingness to challenge stereotypes and beliefs. If you have a sincere interest in helping others, why not get a psychology degree and and pursue a career in areas such as counseling, medicine, human resources, or community services. Through a hands-on practicum experience, you’ll gain practical, on-the-job experience in these areas, and receive a solid foundation in research, statistics, and experimental methods.

Attend field trips to mental health facilities and participate in local and regional conferences, and join co-curricular activities through the Psychology Club and Trinity’s chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology.

With a Trinity psychology degree, you’ll be prepared for a career and/or graduate study in mental health and human services fields through a solid foundation in research, theory, and practical skills.

Dual Degree (B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Counseling)

During senior year, psychology majors have the unique opportunity to apply to the B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Counseling program, which allows select students to complete their undergraduate psychology degree while also beginning graduate coursework towards a Master’s degree in counseling.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: Yes
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Trinity psychology students have open minds, curiosity about human behavior, and a willingness to challenge stereotypes and beliefs. If you have a sincere interest in helping others, why not get a psychology degree and and pursue a career in areas such as counseling, medicine, human resources, or community services. Through a hands-on practicum experience, you’ll gain practical, on-the-job experience in these areas, and receive a solid foundation in research, statistics, and experimental methods.

Attend field trips to mental health facilities and participate in local and regional conferences, and join co-curricular activities through the Psychology Club and Trinity’s chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in Psychology.

With a Trinity psychology degree, you’ll be prepared for a career and/or graduate study in mental health and human services fields through a solid foundation in research, theory, and practical skills.

Dual Degree (B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Counseling)

During senior year, psychology majors have the unique opportunity to apply to the B.A. in Psychology to M.A. in Counseling program, which allows select students to complete their undergraduate psychology degree while also beginning graduate coursework towards a Master’s degree in counseling.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Psychology (Weekday) degree program in CAS is $590 per credit hour.

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Prepare for a career of discovery and challenging stereotypes in mental health and human services fields through a solid foundation in research, theory, and practical skills.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Investigate the effects on the individual of other individuals, groups, the environment, and the world of sensation and perception
  • Prepare to continue on to graduate training in psychology or related fields (such as counseling or social work)
  • Apply psychological theory and research to everyday experience
  • Master the skills to devise, execute, analyze, and write reports of psychological studies
  • Understand the diversity of human behavior and experience, notably with respect to gender, ethnicity, and age
  • Focus on an ethical approach to the study of human behavior and cognition

Gain Experience: Recent Practica

  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Alexandria Department of Juvenile Detention
  • District of Columbia Superior Court
  • Foundation School of Prince George’s

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Child Care Provider
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Teacher / Professor

Featured Psychology (Weekday) Courses

PSYC 211 Social Psychology
PSYC 212 Self and Identity
PSYC 231 Child Psychology
PSYC 233 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 262 Psychology of Women
PSYC 313 Attribution Theory and Decision Making
PSYC 325 Behavior Disorders in Children
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural-Psychology
PSYC 402 Juvenile Forensic Psychology

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