Psychology

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Science and Technology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Psychology program?

The Psychology Program offers quality undergraduate education that advances 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.

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. Learn how to record, organize, analyze and interpret data.

What can I do with this course of study?

A psychology degree can open the door to a variety of careers, and is a great way to learn more about yourself and others. The job outlook for psychology majors is good. Earning a psychology degree can allow you to make a difference in people's lives. Psychologists, counselors, therapists and community services workers devote their time and energy to helping people overcome adversity, increase their well-being and realize their full potential. The student will acquire such skills as analyzing data, communicating complex information and understanding human behavior, all highly prized by employers.   Here is a guide for pre-professional psychology opportunities for students: 

 http://www.learnpsychology.org/pre-professional-experience/

 What's special about program?

Curricula in which 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 (e.g., Psychology Club and Psi Beta Club) and through formal and informal contacts with faculty and student peers. 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, promotes active learning, and gives students systematic assessment and feedback on their progress.

A psychology degree can open the door to a variety of careers

 

Your Career Path in Psychology

Resources for learning and professional development within the field of psychology.

  • Learn about common areas of study, and what you can do with a degree in psychology.

Thinking about a career in psychology? 

  • Some little-known tips on securing your first job.

How to find a job with an undergraduate degree in psychology 

  • Map out how to get the proper training and experience for your dream career path.
 
 
 SAC Psychology Department Scholarship
 
Final Deadline (for the spring 2019 semester) is:  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  •   Psychology major;
  •   Minimum 3.0 GPA;
  •   Be enrolled full time or part time;
  •   Have SAC as home college and take majority of course work at SAC to include all psychology courses;
  •   Have completed the first psychology course with at least a B at SAC;
  •   Agree to be mentored by and meet at least twice a semester with a SAC Psychology Faculty Member

The link to apply for the Student Scholarship Application is:  https://wsecure.alamo.edu/scholarship/application.aspx

Degrees and Certificates

Contact Us

   
Melissa Sutherland, M.A., LPC-S, NCC
Program Coordinator
msutherland7@alamo.edu

location:
Moody Learning Center (MLC 617)
phone:
210-486-1264