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About the Program

Psychology is a transfer program housed in the Business and Social Sciences Division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take psychology courses to fulfill the social science requirement for a transfer degree, others take psychology courses as part of a plan to major in psychology. Many students also take psychology courses as electives.

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What will you study?

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and thought processes. It includes many areas of study relating to brain functioning and development, sensation and perception, learning, memory, personality, human and animal development, social influences on behavior, abnormal behavior, therapy and interventions and health.

CLC courses address many of these aspects of psychology. Additionally, you will learn about the scientific method of investigation, critical thinking, written and oral communication skills, and applications of theory and research to everyday experiences.

Complete your degree all online!

It's possible to complete your Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree with an emphasis in Psychology all online. In addition to Introduction to Psychology, you can take the following Psychology courses online:

  • Lifespan Development (PSY 220)
  • Child Growth & Development (PSY 222)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 223)
  • Theories of Personality (PSY 224)
  • Adolescent Development (PSY 226)
  • Human Sexuality (PSY/HUS 228)
  • Cognitive Psychology (PSY 242)
  • Psychology of the Criminal Mind (PSY/CRJ 248)

Please note that we do not offer the following classes online:

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSY 122)
  • Social Psychology (PSY 225)
  • Psychology of Gender (PSY/GSX 227)
  • Adult Development & Aging (PSY/HUS 231) 
  • Brain and Behavior (PSY 240)

Career Opportunities

An extensive discussion about careers in psychology and sub-specialty areas can be found on the American Psychological Association website.