Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees in Washington, DC

Psychology

Psychology investigates how the structures of the brain, along with a person’s environment, affect their behavior. Students of psychology learn the tools to become more self-aware and to better understand the behavior of others. Psychology students gain an understanding of how others—even how they themselves—comprehend and interact with the world around them.

Trinity’s psychology program offers several focus areas, including forensic, developmental, and social psychology. All students in the program gain hands-on experience, a key part of their preparation for careers in social services, business, education, medicine, or law.

Students study psychology at Trinity as a major, minor, or as elective courses.

Why Study Psychology

A psychology degree is flexible and allows students to pursue careers in a variety of fields.  Examples include human services (counseling, social work), business (human resources, sales, marketing), criminal justice (probation officer, corrections officer), health, recreation, and education (rehabilitation counselor, teacher).

Psychology Careers & Internships

Careers

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Career counselor
  • Case manager
  • Human resources director
  • Child care provider
  • Organizational trainer
  • Minister/clergy
  • Art therapist
  • Public opinion surveyor
  • Personnel specialist
  • Lawyer

Recent Internships

  • National Children’s Center
  • American Psychological Association, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Northern VA Mental Health Institute
  • St. Anne’s Infant and Children’s Residential Program
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Central American Service Administration
  • Covenant House

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