About this course
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The psychology program is designed for students interested in providing psychological and social services in various settings including community mental health facilities, drug and alcohol abuse agencies, geriatric centers, hospices, developmental disability programs, child welfare agencies and the criminal justice system.
After receiving the Associate of Arts degree in Psychology, the student is expected to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline such as sociology, recreational therapy, gerontology or criminal justice. With the knowledge and inter- viewing skills gained in the program, the student may choose to secure an entry level position in a human services setting.