Psychology is the scientific inquiry into human behavior and mental processes. It also recognizes the complexity of these issues and endeavors to utilize both environmental and biological evidence in order to explore, explain and understand them.
WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?
The members of the Psychology Department are committed to providing a solid foundation in core psychological areas. We believe in a rigorous quality education that provides learning opportunities on multiple levels:
Liberal arts courses for Associate of Arts degree completion
Psychology courses for specialized degrees
Bachelor's degree preparation
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE?
You can specialize in -
Cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics
Developmental and child psychology
Industrial and organizational psychology
The following is a link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with more information on a variety of careers in psychology.
Careers in Psychology
Types of Jobs
Individuals who study psychology often work in the following professions:
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
College Psychology Teachers
Psychology programs include topics such as:
Subfields of psychology
Psychological assessment and testing methods
Statistics and research methods
Analysis and treatment of behavior programs and disorders
Degrees & Certificates in Psychology
The Associate of Arts degree, with Emphasis in Psychology, will provide lower division coursework in psychology for transfer to a four-year major.
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The Psychology (Minnesota State Transfer Pathway) AA offers students an opportunity to earn course credits that directly transfer to a designated Psychology bachelor's degree program at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to meet bachelor's degree program requirements for transfer students planning initial study at a Minnesota State college. Students planning to transfer to non-system universities are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution as early as possible to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.