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The Psychology program is designed to empower and affirm students through broad based training in the foundations of psychology. The program emphasizes the need to understand human behavior through critical thinking and scientific endeavors as well as the importance of practice that is informed by science. Students will gain knowledge of current theory and data in the science of psychology, including research and analytical skills to critically evaluate and conduct ethical psychological research. They will develop written and oral presentation skills sufficient to effectively communicate psychological information, enabling them to better serve the college and the community as informed and concerned citizens. Following successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for transfer to a Baccalaureate program in psychology or enhanced entry options into occupations which utilize knowledge of human behavior.

Graduation Requirements (61-63)

Graduates of the Psychology – AS will have demonstrated/obtained:

Knowledge of current theory and data in the discipline of psychology
Advanced self-understanding as well as understanding of self in relation to society.
Awareness of and sensitivity to issues that affect the quality of life in society
Critical thinking skills and information literacy
Research and analytical skills to critically evaluate and conduct ethical psychological research
Preparation for employment or further study