Psychology – A. A. Degree 60 – 61 credit hours

Major Description

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Some of the many areas of interest to psychologists include neuroscience, sensation and perception, memory, cognition, language, intelligence, consciousness, developmental psychology, personality, psychological disorders, group behavior, counseling, education, work, and emotions. The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Psychology is an excellent transfer program since the core curriculum parallels the first two years of most four year psychology degrees. The Psychology degree offers students an opportunity to become familiar with the different fields of Psychology, which will enable them to make an informed choice on how to continue their careers.

Those who are interested in Psychology can contribute to educational and occupational environments, work within communities to promote physical and mental health, and conduct research that runs the gamut from examining basic brain functions to exploring the behavior of complex social organizations. Psychologists use research to better understand different populations such as infants, emotionally disturbed people, the elderly, students, employees, and even animals– just about every population one can imagine. With a degree in Psychology, a variety of career opportunities are available in counseling, health and human services, public relations, human resources, business management, advertising, law enforcement, and computer programming.

Work Environment

Psychologists conduct research, work in the community, promote physical and mental health, and study and contribute to educational and work settings

Potential Job Titles

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Psychology Instructor
  • Health and human services
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Business management
  • Advertising
  • Law enforcement