Psychology is a dynamic discipline that can lead to rewarding careers in mental health services, teaching, counseling, and research. Human
behavior is a complex and fascinating discipline and, as an academic topic, can provide the foundation for a variety of majors. The Psychology
Associate of Arts degree is intended for students interested in teaching, medicine, law, social work, business, or in human services such as
mental health, nursing, child care, and criminal justice. It is also designed for transfer to university programs in psychology.
The concepts students will learn encourage critical thinking, as well as the ability to integrate psychological principles and applications.
The skills they will develop will exemplify the process of inquiry through the research process and help them to stay current with trends in
the field, as well as convey respect for human unity and diversity. A student who obtains an Associates degree in Psychology might work as a
psychiatric nursing assistant or orderly, youth counselor, case technician, human service assistant, home care aide, or addiction
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for Psychology. The Associate of Arts Degree requires 65 credits over 4 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.