Program

B.S. PSYCHOLOGY

Brief Description of the Department

Psychology is a scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As a discipline and professional practice, it contributes to national development through basic and applied research and interventions aimed at solving and promoting optimal development and functioning at the individual, family, group, organizations, community, and national levels.

The Trinity University of Asia’s BS Psychology program aims to provide students the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude preparing them for jobs that may involve interpersonal relations, ethics and research, psychological welfare and mental health and the development and functioning of the individual and the community or organization. The program embodies the university’s core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, innovation, and social responsibility through its courses. It also provides preparation for graduate studies in different fields of specialization in Psychology as well as further studies in many professions such as medicine, law, and business management.

PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

BA Broadcasting (Regular Program) –Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that aims to accomplish academic excellence through an industry-based curriculum that is reflective of competitive, rationalized and articulated subject offerings. The degree is geared towards the development of competent and well trained media practitioners in the broadcast industry and the emerging media.

BA Communication (Regular Program) – Bachelor of Arts in Communication is intended for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the fields of media, advertising, public relations, and similar industries. The course integrates the mastery of radio, television, print media, and other media platforms used for communication as well as other allied fields related to media and communication.

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Mission/Vision/Objectives

Vision – To be a reputable media and communication higher learning institutions in the Philippines.
Mission – To produce globally aggressive media and communication service-learning graduates.

BA Broadcasting Program Learning Outcome     

  1. Develop and construct quality, principled and technology-oriented individuals who can contribute to total human development.
  2. Knowledge in multi-media material design and production that can be used in broadcasting such as film producing, script writing, broadcast management and educational broadcasting.
  3. Produce sophisticated deliverables for clients in a variety of areas in corporate/industrial, informational/educational and commercial/promotional by inculcating Christian values.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in shooting and editing video in the field and studio, using professional-level equipment as well as non-linear editing systems.
  5. Acquire the requisite understanding, attitude and values, and commitment to uphold professional ethics and standards in the practice of broadcasting industry and the emerging media.
  6. Understand the local and global standards of broadcasting laws and ethics, research methodology and utilization, and principles of broadcast administration.
  7. Critically assess broadcast and production practices both holistically and in terms of their components, such as audio, film, scripting, production and editing.
  8. Effectively write for broadcast media and client-based production within the Philippines, ASEAN and Asia, with an emphasis on clarity, story structure and conciseness.
  9. Broad foundation of practical as well as applicable knowledge and skills that cultivate to a commitment to life-long learning.
  10. Exemplify Trinitian way of leadership qualities and managerial skills in the practice of broadcast profession and the emerging media.
  11. Balance between patriotism, nationalism and globalism that promote intellectual broadcasting industry and the emerging media competence.
  12. Continue to uphold morality and spirituality by incorporating value-laden ideas within the mission of Anglican community through continued learning process in the chosen profession.

BA Communication Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Elevate capability in the concepts, theories and principles of communication that can be used in conducting and implementing communication research as well as interpersonal and participatory communication.
  2. Competitive competency in planning, designing, managing, and evaluating communication campaigns for global media government, non-government and corporate environments.
  3. Exhibit a sound level of creative and critical thinking skills, analytical, flexibility and resourcefulness in the practice of communication that translates to acceptable principles of the profession. Know the structure, organization, operation and development of the media landscape and identify and assess their implications, in a communication strategy and policy context.
  4. Competence in the structure, organization, operation and development of the media landscape and identify and assess their implications, in a communication strategy and policy context.
  5. Proficiency in both oral and written of the Filipino as a national language and English as a world language.
  6. Laymanize science communication that can contribute to the initiating, planning and executing basic and applied research around communicators, channels, messages or recipients.
  7. Reflect critically on the role of media and communication in social, cultural, economic, psychological, technological, political, legal and other relative contexts within the Philippines, ASEAN and Asia.
  8. Engage in endeavours related to media relations, public relations, extension programs, service-learning and other community-related activities.
  9. Cultivate a broad foundation of practical as well as applicable knowledge and skills with a commitment to life-long learning.
  10. Exemplify Trinitian way of leadership qualities and managerial skills in the practice of broadcast profession and the emerging media.
  11. Continue to uphold morality and spirituality by incorporating value-laden ideas within the mission of Anglican community through continued learning process in the chosen profession.

EMPLOYMENT POTENTIALS OF GRADUATES

A psychology degree is very valuable for a wide variety of career fields, especially those involving daily interactions with people such as:

Pre-school teacher Clinical Psychologist
College Instructor School Psychologist
Researcher Sports Psychologist
Human Resource Practitioner Forensic Psychologist
Guidance Counselor Social Work careers
Psychometrician Growth Facilitator
Life coach Employee Relations Specialist

LIST OF FACULTY

Student-Teacher Relationship

The faculty members value student-teacher relationship and try to ensure that students attain holistic growth and development so they may become proud of who they are and what they will become while at the same time maintaining in them the core values of the University.

  • Pedrito Aton
  • Dr. Helen Baguno
  • Vincent Velasquez
  • Dawnie Dela Cruz

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE UNIVERSITY

CHED Autonomous Status – Autonomous status granted by the Commission on Higher Education, the highest recognition granted to a private higher education  institution in recognition of the institution’s accomplishments, adherence to quality assurance, and commitment to public responsibility and accountability as a higher-education provider in the Philippines.

ISO Certified Completing the distinctions earned by the University is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification issued by TÜV Rheinland after the university successfully met the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standards. ISO certification is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies.

International Linkages and Partnership The university has strong international linkages and partnership that help tighten academic preparations and connections of graduates. To name some: The Asian Congress for Media and Communication, Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia, Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, National Association of Episcopal Schools and United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

RECOGNITIONS

Outstanding Alumni Recognition

For their dedication in pursuing various fields in Psychology and for exemplifying the core values of Trinity in their personal and professional lives, ten (10) Outstanding Alumni were given recognition during the 56th CASE Founding Anniversary.

Student Achievers

Since the first administration of the Board Examination for Psychometricians in 2014, TUA has produced two (2) topnotchers in their respective batches.

LIST OF MAJOR SUBJECTS

Major Subjects Units
Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychological Statistics 5
Developmental Psychology 3
Experimental Psychology 5
Theories of Personality 1 3
Theories of Personality 2 3
Physiological Psychology 3
Social Psychology 3
Group Dynamics 3
Abnormal Psychology 3
Field Methods in Psychology 3
Filipino Psychology 3
Educational Psychology 3
Introduction to Counseling 3
Psychological Assessment 1 5
Cognitive Psychology 3
Psychological Assessment 2 5
Clinical Psychology 3
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Culture and Psychology 3
Psychology of Exceptional Children 3
Practicum in Psychology 6
Disaster and Mental Health 5
Psychopharmacology 3
Research Design in Psychology 3
Degree Paper in Psychology 3
Psychology Proficiency Assessment 6
Total = 27 Subjects 97

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

TUA – Psychology Society is a co-curricular organization for the psychology students of Trinity University of Asia that seeks to form psychology students who are mentally, socially and spiritually balanced. It also serves as the auxiliary arm of the Psychology department in the delivery and implementation of the program.

ACTIVITIES

  • Faculty Development
  • Student Development
    – Training, Conventions, Practicums, Community service, etc.
  • Student Research Presentations