The psychology program assists students in developing the theoretical insight and professional skills to enter graduate study and serve in a variety of psychology-related careers and professions. The program involves the student in learning the principles of the humanistic, biological, behavioral, cognitive, and psychoanalytic approaches to psychology, and requires a supervised field education experience. Psychology majors will also meet the communication arts requirement through oral presentations among several courses in psychology.
Internships are an integral part of the psychology program at Trinity. You will spend up to six semester hours in your senior year working as a paraprofessional in a community agency. The internship will provide valuable training for employment or graduate studies. Trinity’s proximity to metropolitan Chicago provides a diverse and extensive choice of placements to consider for your internship.
Career opportunities in the field of psychology can include work and/or graduate studies in psychology (for an M.A., Ph.D., or Psy.D.) or in social work (M.S.W.). Individuals with a bachelor’s degree are eligible for entry level positions in agencies that deal with counseling, youth work, child care, or corrections. Working with developmentally disabled persons is also possible with a bachelor’s degree in psychology; however, your advancement in the field of psychology is greatly enhanced with the completion of graduate studies.
The psychology program assists students in developing the theoretical insight and professional skills that enable them to enter graduate study and to serve in a variety of psychology-related careers and professions. The program involves the student in learning the principles of the humanistic, biological, behavioral, cognitive, and psychoanalytic approaches to psychology. The purpose of the program is to develop students equipped with psychological insight informed by a biblically-based Christian perspective.
As an integral dimension of this purpose, students are introduced to a variety of training experiences in psychological research and in clinical/counseling practice. In addition, a supervised field education or advanced research practicum experience is required for all psychology majors.