Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree

Understand the foundations of behavior

Psychology is the scientific study of human thinking and behavior, including brain function and development. Your coursework at CLC puts you on the path to understanding how. Use your critical thinking skills, empathy and social awareness for careers in health care, education, legal fields, public affairs, human services, business and more.

Additionally, you learn about the scientific method of investigation, build on written and oral communication skills and learn to apply theory and research to everyday experiences.

What can you do with an Associate Degree in Psychology?

A degree in Psychology can be very versatile. Maximize your career trajectory by working with an Academic Success Advisor who recommends the best way to transfer to your preferred university. An Associate in Art (A.A.) degree in Psychology prepares you for a variety of bachelor’s programs—not just psychology.

Former students have moved on to master’s and doctoral programs in a variety of fields, including mental health, research and teaching. Your desired role will likely require additional education.


  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • 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.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.

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Psychology at CLC

Get the bigger picture

An Associate in Arts in Psychology is just one possible way to study education and social sciences. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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