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.

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.

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