Trinity Western University

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology

Chuck MacKnee, Chair

The Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology offers:

  1. An honours program in Psychology, leading to a B.A. (Honours) degree;
  2. A major in Psychology, leading to a B.A. degree;
  3. A concentration;
  4. A minor;

The Psychology program seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the understanding of human experience and behaviour derived from systematic observation and research. This research is interpreted within the framework of the meaning and nature of persons and society revealed to us in the Bible.

Trinity Western’s Psychology professors see people both as part of God’s created world, wholly dependent on Him, and as unique and responsible persons who bear the image of their Creator. Together with the students, they seek to appreciate the tremendous potential of humans and to understand how this potential can be realized in diverse cultural settings.

Students use a Christian worldview as the basis of interpretation. Psychology students investigate principles derived from research, as well as explore practical, life-oriented application of such principles. Students consider the implications of their faith in such areas as love, work, leisure, family, sexuality, value and meaning, and interpersonal relationships.

Graduates in Psychology can have an impact on their world through enabling people to understand themselves and others and by helping them experience the transforming love and power of God. The program provides a good foundation for those considering people-helping or service-oriented work such as counselling, therapy, public service, Christian ministry, or social work. Students who want to pursue graduate studies in Psychology should consider the Honours Program in Psychology.

Program Checklists and Requirements:

Honours Program in Psychology, B.A. (Honours) Degree

Major in Psychology, B.A. Degree

Major in Psychology with Human Services Certificate, B.A. degree

Concentration and Minor in Psychology

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