The psychology program has two primary goals.
The first is to provide the basic science courses
that are foundations for further understanding of
other courses in psychology and related fields as
well as preparation for transfer to other institutions
for further study. The second goal is to provide
courses that may include additional information
regarding psychology that are of general interest to
community college students or are applications of
Most career options directly related to psychology
require graduate level degrees. However, there are
several applied and paraprofessional occupations
that may not require education beyond the associate
degree. The following is a sample of the many career
options available with preparation in this major
beyond the associate degree: advertising researcher,
clinical psychologist, community college instructor,
school counselor, counseling psychologist,
drug abuse counselor, employment counselor,
engineering psychologist, industrial psychologist,
manager, marriage and family counselor, mental
health worker, organizational psychologist,
personnel analyst, probation officer, psychometrist,
and research psychologist.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Describe the field of psychology including itsphilosophical, theoretical, and scientific roots andthe multitude of professional options.
- Explain how the scientific method lends itself tothe goals of psychological research and statisticalanalysis of research data.
- Distinguish between various components ofthe nervous system, and explain how they worktogether to influence behavior and mental healthprocesses.
- Analyze the influence of biological andenvironmental factors in the development ofpsychological processes such as sensation &perception, learning, memory, intelligence,personality, emotion, motivation, sexuality,mental health and social behavior.