TIU Online


BA in Psy

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Starting with a Christ-centered curriculum, students can learn the knowledge and skills to be part of God’s restorative work in a fallen world.

Through the online Psychology Major, students are not only prepared for graduate school and the workplace, they learn how to better understand themselves, and relate with others in an effective manner.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Where can this degree take me?

The understanding of people, how we each think and behave, and the relationships between people are essential aspects of the various challenges of life. By choosing the Psychology major at Trinity, you can prepare to meet those challenges.

Our students not only learn conceptual theories and research methods, but also learn how to better understand themselves, relate to others, and work with others in an effective manner. At Trinity, we prepare students for graduate school, the workplace, the community, their church, and their family life. We encourage them to explore and assess their values, expand their interests, and discover their God-given gifts and abilities. We desire that they strive to become more authentic people, and to hone their critical thinking skills and problem solving capabilities to function as thoughtful learners well beyond the task of earning a degree.

How long will it take to earn my degree?

In addition to 47 credits required for a major, students at Trinity College also complete 47-62 credit hours of general education requirements. These courses relate to communication skills, arts and humanities, and qualitative and analytical reasoning. Some students can substitute completed coursework that resulted in an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree for those requirements, but all Trinity students must complete a series of courses focused on the foundations of Christian thinking and living. In all, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity requires at least 124 credit hours for those students beginning with zero credits. For more information on degree requirements, see the Trinity College Catalog.

Students who have already completed some coursework at the college or university level have the option of completing their degree online at Trinity. For these students, a degree can be completed in as little as 2-3 years.

What will I study?

The following online courses are chosen and sequenced to complete the Psychology major, as well as assist students in completing an emphasis in Counseling Psychology:

  • Psychology Core - 11 hours

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours
    PSY 141 Psychology Seminar 1 hour
    PSY 285X Statistics 4 hours
    PSY 346X Research Methods and Design 3 hours


  • Developmental Psychology - 3 hours

    PSY 337 The Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours


  • Theory - 6 hours

    PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hours
    PSY 320 Theories of Learning 3 hours

  • Application Course - 3 hours

    PSY 400 Therapeutic Psychology 3 hours

  • Integrative Course - 3 hours

    PSY 440 Integration of Psychology and the Christian Faith 3 hours


  • Electives - 21 hours

    PSY 230 Crisis Intervention 3 hours
    PSY 240 Human Sexuality 3 hours
    PSY 255 The Psychology of Addiction 3 hours
    PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
    PSY 356 Conflict Management 3 hours
    PSY 372 Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology 3 hours
    PSY 345 Internship I 3-6 hours

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Degree Emphasis

The optional Counseling Psychology emphasis has wide applications to community, church and home, but is designed specifically to prepare students for further training in the people-helping professions.

What are the requirements for admission to this program?

All applicants must have a high school diploma or successful completion of the GED. Applicants are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits. After submitting your application, please submit all official transcripts from your past institutions to:

Trinity International University
Attn: Admissions Operations
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

We also accept electronic transcripts from secure, certified transcript delivery services. If your college or university uses such a service, please direct transcripts to [email protected]. Finally, after reviewing your past credits, a counselor will provide you with an estimate of transferable credits and an estimated timeline to graduate.