All students who major in psychology are required to take courses that represent the main topical areas within the psychological sciences plus a year-long methods sequence, preferably in the sophomore year. Through a rigorous advising program, students are encouraged to choose electives to develop their particular interests.
The B.A. in psychology emphasizes principles and methods as well as a series of course clusters: basic psychological and perceptual processes; development; learning, memory, and cognition; and social and individual differences. Students may also take companion courses, participate in field research, or write a directed thesis.
The B.S. in neuroscience is a multi-disciplinary program designed to provide an understanding of the nature and functioning of the nervous system from the molecular to the behavioral level. Courses, taught by faculty from the biology, psychology, and chemistry departments, offer a broad spectrum of topics and approaches to the study of neural systems' structure and function.
A minor in psychology may be obtained by successful completion of at least 18 semester hours. At least nine of these hours must be at the upper-division level. We recommend that you select the appropriate courses to complement your major or primary emphases of study in consultation with an adviser.
Trinity's linguistics minor provides students an opportunity to study the principles involved in the most basic and universal of human symbol systems. The minor equips students with the ability to understand the phenomenal process that we use in order to acquire our native linguistic abilities. The minor requires 4 semesters of a language other than English and 18 additional hours, 9 of which must be upper division.