Psychological insight informed by a biblically-based Christian perspective.
Develop the theoretical insight and professional skills you will need to enter graduate study and to serve in a variety of psychology-related careers and professions. In the psychology program, you will learn the principles of the humanistic, biological, behavioral, cognitive, and psychoanalytic approaches to psychology.
You’ll be introduced to a variety of training experiences in psychological research and in clinical/counseling practice. Through your supervised field education or advanced research practicum experience, you will put into practice what you have learned in the classroom.
Professor Michael De Vries, Ph.D., on melding teaching and the practice of psychology
“As a professor and clinician, I am careful to integrate Christian perspective with established psychological science.”
Opportunities that launch.
Trinity balances the traditional approach to psychology as a natural science with one that focuses on human experience, selfhood, and relationships among individuals. Not only will you learn psychological science, but also you will apply that knowledge to the art of understanding the self and relating to the contemporary world in all its complexity.
The psychology major learns to integrate scriptural wisdom with this knowledge. The clinical/counseling concentration teaches the skills, knowledge, and competence for work in a wide range of human services, including clinical psychology, community mental health, crisis intervention, counseling, youth work, corrections, and marriage/family life. Most courses involve both theory and specific skill development. The systematic research concentration focuses on psychology as a scientific discipline and emphasizes development of a capacity for reflection in the subject area.