Psychology—Associate in Arts (AA) Degree

What makes us think, feel, and behave? How do we learn? How can we become more compassionate and resilient? Can children be taught to eat – and enjoy – fruits and vegetables?

Psychology is one of the most fascinating sciences of the twenty-first century. It is interesting, dynamic, and useful, helping people unravel the mind’s mysteries and opening vistas of understanding. By studying mental processes and behaviors, we are learning more about how to intervene and reduce problems such as mental illness, drug addiction, child abuse, disruptive behavior, unhealthy lifestyles, and unhappy relationships.

Psychologists specialize in many different areas. The field of psychology encompasses both research—through which we learn fundamental things about behavior—and practice—through which that knowledge is applied to solve problems and promote healthy human development. Indeed, one of psychology’s most unique and important characteristics is the pairing of science and practice in areas like mental health, development, organizational behavior, the workplace, or relationships. A psychology degree will give you flexibility and equip you for a wide range of occupational settings.

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Sample Semester 1  

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151#3 hrs | SPE-151#3 hrs,Select a Mathematics class#3 hrs,PSY-151#3 hrs,Select a Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs,Select a Fine Arts Course#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2  

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-151#3 hrs | ENG-152#3 hrs | SPE-151#3 hrs,BIO-110#4 hrs | BIO-157#4 hrs,PHI-151#3 hrs,PSY-265#3 hrs | PSY-275#3 hrs,ANT-170#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3  

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-152#3 hrs | SPE-151#3 hrs,Select a Humanities or Fine Arts Course,CHM-164#4 hrs,SOC-151#3 hrs,PSY-250#3 hrs | PSY-251#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4  

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: PSY-265#3 hrs | PSY-275#3 hrs,Select a Political Science or Economics Course#3 hrs,Select a Psychology Elective#3 hrs,Select a Social Science Course#3 hrs,Select a Mathematics Course#3 hrs

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