Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Social Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NLC

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. The discipline of psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the environments in which humans and other animals develop; from child development to aging.

What will I learn?

Psychology students spend a great deal of time learning about research methods and statistics, which can be an important skill in a wide variety of careers, and learn how to record, organize, analyze and interpret data. The student will acquire such skills as analyzing data, communicating complex information, and understanding human behavior, all highly prized by employers.

What can I do with this course of study?

These courses advance psychology as a science promotes human welfare, and fosters students' growth and development for those seeking to earn associate degrees and those desiring course credit transferable to other colleges and universities. The job outlook for psychology majors is good. With the right credentials, psychology can allow you to make a difference in people's lives. Some career possibilities include Psychologists, counselors, therapists, and community services workers who devote their time and energy to helping people overcome adversity, increase their well-being and realize their full potential.  

 What's special about the program?

Students can learn about psychology in multiple settings: classrooms that use computer and multimedia technologies, blended and online delivery, field experiences, and co-curricular programs. Quality transfer-level courses go toward the Associate of Arts and can also transfer to four-year universities under 2+2 programs. Courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty that set clear and high expectations for students, promote active learning, and give students systematic assessment and feedback on their progress.

advances psychology as a science promotes human welfare and fosters students' growth and development

Associate of Arts♦

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