Explore behavior and thought

People are fascinating and our minds are remarkable. Develop your passion for a future career in psychology. Work in a field where you can directly help people improve their mental and emotional health. Study psychology at the College of Lake County to explore brain functioning and development, social influences on behavior, mental health, treatment, intervention strategies, cognitive processes and so much more.

Why study Psychology with us?

You learn in a welcoming and supportive environment that allows you to take risks. Explore your own strengths, areas for growth and biases. Develop your skills in the scientific method of investigation and critical thinking so you can apply theory and research to everyday experiences.

Your instructors know you by name—not by number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, and researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand psychology.

You learn the same materials studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes. Work with your Academic Success Advisors to plan your transfer to a 4-year institution. We can recommend schools that fit your future goals.

Join the Psychology Club

The Psychology Club at CLC is a supportive environment for students to learn about various aspects of psychology through guest speakers, field trips, activities and discussions. Students connect with others equally passionate about learning the many aspects of psychology and develop friendships in a new environment. Follow us on Facebook to stay current with all our events and happenings.


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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Courses in the program

Build a strong foundation by taking introduction to psychology; then springboard into other courses based on your interests and passion that are taught in a variety of modalities.

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.

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Discover majors and career paths to complement and extend your intuitive interests and abilities.

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