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Associate Degree

Psychology

An affordable path to prepare for a career in psychology, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The Psychology program provides a liberal arts education in a learner-centered environment that will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about psychological principles and concepts and relate this information to the world while having the opportunity to understand how the scientific method applies and how critical thinking is used to evaluate information.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Psychology Concentration Degree Requirements

Career Paths

Marriage and Family Therapists
Marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome problems with family and other relationships.
School and Career Counselors and Advisors
School counselors help students develop academic and social skills. Career counselors and advisors help people choose a path to employment.
Social Workers
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors provide treatment and advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, or other mental or behavioral problems.
Training and Development Specialists
Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.
Survey Researchers
Survey researchers design and conduct surveys and analyze data.

What You Will Learn

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Students will be able to explain major theoretical perspectives in psychology.

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Students will be able to discuss historical and current trends in psychology.

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Students will be able to utilize the scientific method in psychology.

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Students will demonstrate understanding of APA format.

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About

The Psychology program provides a liberal arts education in a learner-centered environment that will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about psychological principles and concepts and relate this information to the world while having the opportunity to understand how the scientific method applies and how critical thinking is used to evaluate information.

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Program Benefits

Students will be able to use this degree as a foundation for further studies in the field of psychology or as a foundation for a liberal arts education. While earning an associate degree in psychology may make someone more marketable for some entry-level positions, a bachelor’s degree is the minimum degree requirement for most psychology-related jobs. Psychology-related jobs for the bachelor’s designation include jobs in education, the criminal justice system, social services, and business. Counseling-related and research-related jobs generally require a master’s or doctoral degree. Psychology has many areas within it that students could pursue with further education, such as social psychology, industrial organizational psychology, physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, sports psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:
$13,230 – $14,553

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Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Mary Wardmward@gmc.edu

Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:
Lynda Lamarrellamarre@gmc.edu

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Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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