Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in psychology focuses on the understanding of human behavior through classic theories and relevant research with a Christian worldview. Students will take fundamental courses, conduct an original research study and engage in a practicum to prepare for the world of work or graduate school.

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in psychology equips you to understand human behavior through a combination of classic theories and practical research. In addition to foundational coursework, the program offers incredible opportunities for hands-on learning through original research projects, practicum experience and internships.

 

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Participate in undergraduate research and practicum experiences.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville market.

 

What to Expect

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in psychology combines knowledge of the classic theories of human behavior with relevant research opportunities and an overarching Christian worldview. As a student in this program, you’ll gain a strong foundation of scientific and psychological research methods along with practical studies as you learn from faculty members who are actively practicing and researching in the clinical field. 

You’ll take fundamental courses like General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Physiological Psychology and more. In addition, you’ll have multiple opportunities for hands-on learning. You’ll complete an original research study and can present your findings at our acclaimed Undergraduate Research Symposium. Past students have had their research published in peer-reviewed, academic journals. You’ll also participate in either a practicum field experience or a full internship.  

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your psychology degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.



Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Career Opportunities

With your degree from Trevecca, you'll be well-prepared to continue on to graduate studies or to use your psychology degree to make a difference in roles such as:

  • Case Manager 
  • Research assistant 
  • Human resources
  • Behavioral health technician 
  • Family advocate 

"My classes have taught me so much, and have been able to teach me so much more about my future career field. However, it is thanks to my incredible professors that I have been able to learn the most, because of their firsthand experience as actual mental health practitioners and psychotherapists."

Taylor Foster Trevecca graduate

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