Psychology is the empirical study of behavior, emotion and mental processes. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic thinking. Students majoring in psychology develop critical thinking, problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. As psychology majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers, including business, education, government, nonprofit organizations and within health and human services.
WORKFORCE READY SKILLS
The psychology major provides students with a variety of workforce ready skills. Review the American Psychological Association'sThe Skillful Psychology Student: Prepared for Success in the 21st Century Workplace for a summary of these marketable skills across five domains: cognitive, communication, personal, social, and technological.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are statements of the kind of learning a program hopes a student will achieve. The PLOs describe the knowledge, skills, problem-solving, communication and values that apply to all certificates and/or degrees within that program.
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills as related to human behavior and mental processes.
- Apply the scientific method to distinguish science from pseudoscience as it relates to behavior and mental processes.
- Communicate scientifically to peers and to the community.
PSYCHOLOGY COURSE OUTLINES
PLANNED COURSE OFFERINGS
The Psychology Department supports our students in completing their degrees in a timely manner. To make it easier to plan your schedule, review the planned course offerings for the next four terms by clicking the link below (the link will launch a Google sheet).
Note: Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.