The Psychology Major Curriculum
- Develop in students a competency in psychology, including requisite skills in analyzing human behavior.
- Provide the skills to use a broad range of research and skills relating to
- Develop knowledge in students to psychological concepts and principles and their application to society.
- Develop an awareness of ethical questions and issues in psychology.
- Become familiar with the history of psychology.
- Provide a broad coverage of all major areas of psychology.
- Require basic knowledge in those areas of biology directly relevant to psychology.
The curriculum requires the completion of 120 hours of course work. The average course load is 15 - 16 hours based on eight semesters. In the degree program description that follows, an asterisk (*) indicates those courses that satisfy Trine's general education requirements.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - 120 hours
*Written Communication - 6 hrs.
*Oral Communication - 3 hrs.
*Social Sciences & Humanities - 21 hrs.
*Computer Literacy - 3 hrs.
*Mathematics & Science - 14 hrs.
*Exercise Science - 2 hrs.
*Freshman Studies - 1 hr.
Psychology Subject Matter Concentration - 42 hrs.
Electives - 28 hrs.
In concert with the University mission statement, the mission of the Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Social Sciences Department is to provide career-oriented higher education and to deliver quality teaching to students seeking to complete the Trine University General Education requirements as well as to meet the social sciences, humanistic, global and American perspectives required by the Common Ground component in General Education. The Department of Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Sciences provides an educational environment in which students receive individual attention as well as excellence in teaching. The Department offers programs leading to careers in criminal justice, mental health, and social sciences education, as well as a preparation for further professional training in law, public administration, psychology, history, and social service. The Department aims to prepare graduates to be productive early in their professional careers and to assume leadership roles in the public and private sector, while providing service to society.
To achieve this mission, Trine University undergraduate and graduate students receive personal attention through small classes and excellent teaching. We focus on your future by providing career-oriented higher education that emphasizes:
- active participation in classes, with a focus on teaming and collaboration
- the useful and practical, to complement rigorous theoretical study
- intentional co-curricular experiences to cultivate holistic student development
- learning how to do, while learning what to do