Psychology Liberal Arts Emphasis

Psychology is both a science and a profession. Regardless of your specific career plans, study in Psychology will develop your critical thinking and interpersonal skills and broaden your understanding of research, ethics, and human behavior. Graduate study in this field will further enhance career opportunities.

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

  • Counselor or therapist
  • Human resource professional
  • School psychologist
  • Market researcher
  • College educator
  • Sports psychologist

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Education
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government
  • Business
  • Health
  • Research

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

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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.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

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Psychology Courses
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-251 Social Psychology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-261 Human Sexuality 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-262 Psychology of Gender Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Patty Crowe-Rubino
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Student Success Specialist

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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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