Counseling and Psychology Learning Outcomes


The psychology program at Trinity Christian College seeks to develop an understanding of psychology based upon a biblical, Reformed perspective and a thoroughly Christian anthropology. The department houses three programs: traditional undergraduate, degree-completion for adult learners, and a graduate program in counseling psychology. The academic discipline of psychology in general is multifaceted, displaying differing approaches to the study of thought and behavior. As such, the Department of Psychology and its faculty at Trinity seek to reflect this diversity within the field through a broad array of course offerings that reflect the strengths of the faculty and their backgrounds. The psychology program seeks to provide students with a blend of theoretical knowledge, empirical research information and skills, and practical experience set within the basic beliefs and values of the Reformed Christian tradition and rooted in the liberal arts perspectives of core studies in philosophy, theology, history, and literature.

In the undergraduate programs our focus is the preparation of students who intend to pursue careers in the helping professions directly upon graduation or pursue further training through graduate studies in psychology and related fields (such as special education, social work, counseling, or behavior analysis—to name just a few).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to articulate a Christian perspective on Psychology.
  2. Students will recognize and recall the basic approaches, methods, and concepts from the science of psychology.
  3. Students will develop skills, habits, and values consistent with the scientist-practitioner model of professional formation in psychology.
  4. Students will demonstrate cultural competence through an awareness of their identities and the interplay of their identity with the identities of others.