Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. Psychology covers a broad field including the interrelationships between brain, environment and behavior. Psychology courses teach theory and research findings that can help you understand yourself and others. You can apply what you learn about parenting, interpersonal skills, problem solving, stress management and emotional intelligence to your life and work. The Associate of Arts degree in Psychology is intended to provide you with the first two years of general requirements and a basis in psychology that will prepare you for transfer to a 4 year college or university.
A simple response to the question, "What can I do with a major in psychology?" might be, "just about anything that involves working with people." Surveys of employers and psychology graduates indicate that the jobs obtained by psychology majors with a bachelors degree are most often in social service and business settings, such as:
- Business : personnel administrator, loan officer, retail sales management, occupational analyst, industrial relations specialist, claims specialist, and marketing representative
- Social Services : group home attendant, case worker, probation officer, admissions counselor, occupational therapist, substance abuse counselor, youth counselor, employment counselor, social service aide, public health administrator, parole officer, social-urban planner, community relations officer, affirmative action officer, vocational rehabilitation, and day care center supervisor
Associate in Arts Degree
Psychology......................................................62 credit hours
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Alvin Community College
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