• NOTE:  As of Fall 2021, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology has been replaced by the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The B.A. in Psychology will be removed from the Courses of Study Bulletin upon approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements: 38 hours in psychology, including:
  1. PSYC 1300 
  2. PSYC 2401 and PSYC 2402
  3. One course in each of the following clusters:
    1. Basic Physiological and Perceptual Processes: 2310, 3311
    2. Developmental Psychology: 2320, 2350, 3321, 3322
    3. Social and Clinical Psychology: 2341, 3340, 3342
    4. Learning, Memory & Cognition: 2330, 3312, 3431
  4. At least 18 credit hours must be at the upper-division level.
  5. Electives sufficient to total 38 hours in psychology (other cluster courses, companion courses, and individual experiences). Students must complete at least 2 additional upper-division courses from cluster courses or companion courses as part of these elective hours.
II. University Requirements

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.

Majors are encouraged to take courses from other disciplines that can serve to broaden their understanding of specific areas within psychology (e.g., mathematics, biology, computer science, and anthropology/sociology).

Guidelines for Acceptance of Majors

Full acceptance in the major is granted if the following requirements are met at the time of application:

I. Completion of PSYC 1300 with a grade of C or better;

II. Completion of PSYC 2401 with a grade of C or better;  

III. A grade point average of at least 2.0 on all university work.

Provisional acceptance in the major is granted if it is apparent that the applicant can meet the requirements for full acceptance by their senior year.  Transfer students will be accepted provisionally pending completion at Trinity of at least one upper-division Psychology course with a grade of C or better.

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  Jane Childers, Ph.D. (Chair)


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