Trevecca’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies adds psychology degree program

In our fast-paced, ever-changing world knowing how to communicate and interact with others is often key to building strong relationships, whether personally or professionally. Often, success in the workplace is directly determined by how well we understand others’ reasoning and motivations.

That’s why Trevecca’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies is introducing a new degree program this fall. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed to help students explore why and how people behave the way they do, providing a professional level of understanding that will help graduates succeed in a variety of career paths, including business, ministry, public relations, human services and more.

The degree will be offered entirely online.

“Trevecca’s Bachelor of Arts in psychology program is designed to provide working adult students with the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in a schedule and format that meets their unique needs,” said Dr. Ricky Christman, associate vice president and dean for Trevecca’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “The curriculum will help the student become a professional in understanding human behavior within the contexts of the individual, relationships, and environment. The program’s purpose is to prepare graduates to serve others with a Christian worldview.”

The 36-hour program will allow students who already have at least 40 hours from an accredited institution to complete a bachelor’s degree online in as little as 18 months. Upon graduation, graduates will be able to use professional knowledge of psychology theories and their application in nonclinical positions across a variety of fields.

“This degree can prepare students for non-clinical positions in business, governmental agencies, helping professions, human services, marketing research, mental health, ministry, public relations, and others areas for which a knowledge of psychology theory and application enhances the individual’s qualifications for employment,” Christman said.

The program will officially start on September 12. A second cohort will kick off on January 16, 2018. To learn more, visit

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