BS in Psychology

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology program, offers 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. The list of minors at Trine is impressive and includes communication, criminal justice, history and psychology, among many others. 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 will provide students with:

  • competency in psychology, including requisite skills in analyzing human behavior.
  • a broad range of research and skills relating to psychology.
  • understanding and be able to apply psychological concepts and principles.
  • knowledge of the ethical questions and issues in psychology.
  • a broad understanding of all major areas of psychology.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education Requirements -42 credit hours

• PSY 113 Principals of Psychology

• SOC 103 Principals of Sociology

• ENG 143 College Compositions

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

  or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• Humanities Elective

• Math Elective

• POLS 113 Introduction to Government

• BIO 1003 Plants and People

• Sciences Elective

 or Mathematics Elective

• HIS 103 American History I

  or HIS 203 World Civilization I  

• HIS 113 American History II

  or HIS 213 World Civilization II

Program Requirements - 36 credit hours

• UE 101 University Experience

Electives - 35 credit hours

Students wishing to pursue graduate training in psychology should take as part of their electives:

• MA 113 College Algebra

•  MA 253 Statistics

Required Core - 6 Hours

• PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology

• PSY 453 Clinical Internship

  or PSY 473 Psychology Capstone Demonstration

Choose three of the following clinical courses:

• PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology

• PSY 363 Human Behavior & Counselling

• PSY 403 Human Sexuality

• PSY 413 The Psychology of Addiction

• PSY 423 Counselling Theories and Practices

Choose two of the following social core courses:

• PSY 333 Psychology of Personality

•  PSY 343 Social Psychology

• PSY 373 Political Psychology

Choose one of the following developmental core courses:

• PSY 223 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

• PSY 353 Child and Adolescent Psychology

• SOC 323 The Family

Additional Psychology Core Electives - 18 hours

Choose six of the following courses:

• PSY 313 Topics in Psychology

• PSY 383 Forensic Psychology

• PSY 433 Issues of Substance Abuse in Family Systems

• PSY 443 Advance Forensic Psychology

• PSY 483 Counselling Issues in Substance Abuse

• PSY 493 Issues & Ethics in Psychology & Counselling

• SOC 313 Topics in Sociology

• SM 393 Sport Psychology

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