Program Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will be able to:

  • understand and articulate varied trends and methods in the field of psychology
  • apply psychological concepts to practical situations
  • demonstrate awareness of key issues in the field of psychology and delineate a critically reflective stand on those issues
Psychology Core
PSY 140Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 220Interpersonal Skills Training3
PSY 255Psychology of Addiction3
PSY 285XStatistics4
PSY 300Personality Theories3
PSY 310Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 320Theories of Learning3
PSY 330Developmental Psychology3
PSY 346XResearch Methods and Design3
PSY 356Conflict Management3
PSY 371Dynamics of Group Behavior4
PSY 381Counseling Theories3
PSY 382Crisis Counseling3
PSY 383Marital Counseling3
PSY 384Parent Education3
PSY 440Integration of Psychology and the Christian Faith3
Total Hours50

Adult Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

The Trinity College Excel Program and Trinity Graduate School (TGS) offer a dual degree Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology option at our Florida Regional Center that allows students to take graduate coursework toward the MA in Counseling Psychology while completing their BA in Psychology. With this accelerated option, students can apply to the MA/CP program at TGS while still completing an undergraduate degree through Excel. Interested students are advised to discuss the program with their advisor as early as possible to allow for expedient course planning and to assure that overlapping course requirements can be planned and scheduled.

Students may apply for the dual degree program upon completion of 70 credit hours with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. A positive recommendation from a TIU instructor capable of assessing their suitability for graduate work is required. This instructor must have had substantial interaction with the student, per the final approval of Excel’s Director of Academic Operations. Transfer students may apply for the program if they have 70 hours of undergraduate course work, a positive recommendation from a psychology instructor, and a 3.0 GPA for all transferred college work, including a 3.0 GPA in Trinity coursework. 

Approved students will take nine (graduate) credits in the MA/CP, which, upon completion of those nine credits, will reduce the number of (undergraduate) credits required to complete a bachelor's degree from 124 to 115. This can be accomplished in one or more of the following ways:

  1. ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought (3 hours) replaces either BI 101 or BI 111 in the general education category Biblical Studies.
  2. ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement (3 hours) replaces the general education requirement in the category Intercultural Study. 
  3.  One graduate CP course (3 hours) replaces 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit. 

Or, if a student does not take ID 5001 and/or ID 5002 as an undergraduate, one or two additional CP courses (3 or 6 credits) replace an additional 3 or 6 hours of undergraduate elective credit. 

Thus on completion of the undergraduate degree, students will be approximately a full semester ahead as they continue graduate studies in the MA/CP program.