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BS in Psychology

Trine University Student AchievementsTrine's Bachelor of Science Psychology major is one of the more popular majors, offering a solid education in this behavior science through diverse course offerings, covering forensic psychology, abnormal psychology, psychology of addiction, counseling, personality, human sexuality and marriage and family.  

The Experience

Many students combine psychology by double majoring in criminal justice, one of the nation's fastest growing job fields. We have advisors who are knowledgeable and will assist you in getting as much value as possible from your experience at Trine.

The Results

The psychology major prepares the student for employment in a wide variety of community settings or for graduate degrees.

 

Additional Information

A Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology degree requires 120 credit hours:

General Education - 42 credit hours

MA 113 College Algebra
 or MA 153 Finite Mathematics
BIO 103 General Biology (no lab)
Math OR Science Elective - 4 credit hours
Humanities elective - 6 credit hours
Social Science elective - 3 credit hours
GOV 113 Introduction to Government
ENG 103 English Compensation I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 Effective Speaking
 or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
INF 103 Information Application
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
HIS 103 American History I
  or HIS 203 World Civilization
HIS 113 American History II
  or HIS 213 World Civilization II

Additional Requirements - 36 credit hours

UE 111 Adult Learning Orientation
Electives - 35 credit hours (students wishing to pursue graduate training in psychology should take MA 113 College Algebra and MA 253 Statistics within these electives.)

Content Requirements - 42 credit hours

Primary Core:
Choose 18 hours from any 300 level or higher psychology courses or SOC 313, SOC 323, SOC 343, excluding subject area concentration courses chosen below. - 18 credit hours

Required:
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 453 Clinical Internship
  or PSY 473 Psychology Capstone Demonstration

Choose two of the following clinical courses:
PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 403 Human Sexuality
PSY 413 The Psychology of Addiction
PSY 423 Counseling Theories and Practices

Choose two of the following social core courses:
PSY 333 Psychology of Personality
PSY 343 Social Psychology
PSY 373 Political Psychology
PSY 313 Topics in Psychology
  or SOC 313 Topics in Sociology

Choose one of the following developmental core courses: (If more than one, place others above)
PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology
SOC 323 The Family

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

This program is available on campus at any of our education centers and online.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.