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.
A bachelor’s degree in Psychology can prepare students for careers in a variety of fields such as:
- Family and social services
- Public relations
- Personnel and labor relations
With a graduate degree in Psychology (MA, MS, PhD, or PsyD), one may pursue a variety of career options such as:
- Human Resources/Organizational Consulting
- Sports Psychology
- Educational Psychology
The American Psychological Association provides additional information on careers and subfields of Psychology.
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