About This Program:
The Psychology program provides a liberal arts education in a learner-centered environment that will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about psychological principles and concepts and relate this information to the world while having the opportunity to understand how the scientific method applies and how critical thinking is used to evaluate information.
What You Will Learn:
- Students will be able to explain major theoretical perspectives in psychology.
- Students will be able to discuss historical and current trends in psychology.
- Students will be able to utilize the scientific method in psychology.
Students will be able to use this degree as a foundation for further studies in the field of psychology or as a foundation for a liberal arts education. While earning an associate’s degree in psychology may make someone more marketable for some entry-level positions, a bachelor’s degree is the minimum degree requirement for most psychology-related jobs. Psychology-related jobs for the bachelor’s designation include jobs in education, the criminal justice system, social services, and business. Counseling-related and research-related jobs generally require a master’s or doctoral degree. Psychology has many areas within it that students could pursue with further education, such as Social Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Social Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.
A.A. – 95/99 Quarter Hours
A.S. – 90/95 Quarter Hours