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Psychology Pathway (A.S.)

Want to have a better understanding of the world around you? To have tools with which you can better understand how people think and react?

The psychology pathway allows you to fulfill your core curriculum requirements while exposing you to a variety of specializations within the discipline.

It also serves as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Science program.

What is psychology?

Psychology is:

  • A discipline within Social Sciences which is the study of mental processes (e.g. thinking, feeling, consciousness, etc.) and behavior which reflects observable actions and surrounding circumstances.
  • The study of numerous areas of human and nonhuman activities.
  • The study of private and public events from a variety of perspectives, from which psychologists can better understand, describe, explain, predict and control both mental processes and behavior.
  • A discipline which lends itself to a better understanding of oneself, others, and the world, provides a foundation for further careers in many areas. The greater technology is used, the more demand there is for the human touch.
What can I do with a major in psychology?

Psychology students acquire critical thinking skills and a range of knowledge which prepares them for working in a number of fields, including:

  • education (e.g., helps to develop study skills)
  • health care (e.g., habit control, compliance)
  • law (e.g., jury decision-making)
  • industry (e.g., advertising)
  • government (e.g., understanding the impact of social changes)

Some psychology majors will go on to graduate school for advanced degrees.

Our psychology faculty

Our psychology faculty's areas of expertise include: clinical, developmental, experimental, industrial/organizational, and social psychology. All full-time faculty hold a doctorate degree.

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