Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Psychology

Psychology is both a science and a profession. Regardless of your specific career plans, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology will develop your critical thinking and interpersonal skills and broaden your understanding of research, ethics, and human behavior.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Psychology Courses
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY121 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY241 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY251 Social Psychology 3
PSY261 Human Sexuality 3
PSY262 Psychology of Gender 3

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology can prepare students for careers in a variety of fields such as:

  • Management/administration
  • Family and social services
  • Sales/marketing
  • Public relations
  • Personnel and labor relations
  • Health/wellness

With a graduate degree in Psychology (MA, MS, PhD, or PsyD), one may pursue a variety of career options such as:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Counseling/Therapy
  • Human Resources/Organizational Consulting
  • Forensics
  • Sports Psychology
  • Educational Psychology

The American Psychological Association provides additional information on careers and subfields of Psychology.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Emily Oldfather
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Faculty Mentor

Tracy Grandy
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Lacy Knipper
Student Services
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Dean of Math, Natural and Social Sciences

Cynthia Bottrell
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