the mind

Counseling and Psychology

Making a difference with understanding and healing

The counseling and psychology programs at Trinity develop theoretical insight and professional skills through study, research, and practice. Because courses are taught with a Christian perspective, students will leave prepared for graduate study and to serve in a variety of psychology-related careers and professions with understanding and healing in mind.

Trinity also offers an Adult Undergraduate degree in psychology and a Graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

At Trinity, we also offer a 5.5 year BA/MA program. Through this unique opportunity, students who are working towards their B.A. or B.S. in Psychology at Trinity can apply to begin taking graduate-level courses in their junior or senior year. This allows students to earn both a psychology B.A. and a counseling M.A. from Trinity in five and a half years, instead of six years.

Graduates of our undergraduate psychology program who want to make a difference in adults’ lives can put their degrees to work in human resources, law enforcement and corrections, business management, and many other settings. Those who enjoy working with children and young adults may work as career counselors, child development specialists, child welfare caseworkers, or they may obtain state certifications and teach psychology at the high school level.

Contact us to visit our beautiful campus, conveniently located near Chicago, to learn more about this rewarding program. When you’re ready to take the next step toward your future career goals, apply online.


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Art Therapy (B.S.)

If you love art and want to help others, you can combine your passions with a degree in Art Therapy. Art therapists use drawing, painting, and other creative outlets to help children and adults deal with grief and loss.

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Psychology (B.A.)

With a psychology degree from Trinity Christian College, you will gain insights into humanity, based on the Creator’s teaching.

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Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

With a B.S. in speech-language pathology from Trinity, you will be prepared for the next stage of your educational journey. And your education won’t be just theoretical.



Neuroscience & Behavior Minor

A minor in neuroscience and behavior will provide invaluable insights the brain and nervous system.


Psychology Minor

With a minor in psychology , you will learn to blend natural science approaches with studies of the human experience.

Department Chair

Dr. Kara E. Wolff

Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Professor of Counseling; Department Chair; Core Counselor Education Faculty
Phone: 708.239.3985    Email: kara.wolff@trnty.edu

Dr. Kara Wolff believes good psychologists are genuinely curious about the world. “I hope that my students develop a life-long pursuit of satisfying that curious spirit. People are incredibly interesting, and there is so much more to know about why we do the things that we do.”

Incoming fall 2023 students: Connect to Greater at Trinity with our NEW tuition rate of $19,800!