Associate of Arts - Psychology

Looking for a helping profession? Psychology may be a perfect choice for you!

For more information contact:
Dana Albright

Is there a future in a Psychology career?

With an undergraduate degree, jobs loosely related to psychology are abundant, whereas jobs specifically related to psychology are more difficult to find. Jobs loosely related to psychology include any job in human resources, personnel, public relations, and market research or sales. A job more specifically related to psychology may include working in a group home as a direct care provider or helping to carry out psychological research and testing for government or private industry, although these jobs are more difficult to attain without a master's degree or PhD.

Why choose a career in Psychology?

Psychology is a discipline that attempts to understand what motivates people to make decisions and why they have certain reactions to the events in their lives. It seeks to understand human and animal behavior that is considered both normal and abnormal. The study of psychology will lead to a better understanding of relationships, individuals, different perspectives, values and experiences related to sexuality, gender, culture, race and ethnicity. It will also help one to understand how self-concept, attitudes, values and behavior are influenced by the social and cultural contexts in which they occur. Sociologists study human behavior within society and organizations. The interaction between humans is more complex than the interactions between other animal species. Our world is ever changing and especially so over the past century. We are in a time of rapid technological advances that impact the way we communicate with others, care for health concerns, and interact with the world around us. The Internet, cloning, space exploration, and other emerging issues make this an interesting time to be a psychologist or sociologist.

What will I learn in the Psychology program at CCC?

  • Communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Child/Adolescent Psychology
  • Paraprofessional Counseling
  • Life, Living, Death and Dying
  • Abnormal Psychology

Why is the Psychology program at CCC so outstanding?

Clovis Community college believes in preparing its students for whatever career/educational goals they may have. Our Associate of Science in Psychology Degree will provide a general background in psychology as preparation for upper-division psychology courses required for a bachelor's degree. If your goals are to work in a helping profession, than this is definitely the program for you. No matter what your career goals are, our dedicated, professional staff is ready to partner with you. Our goal is your success!

Here are the classes you need to take in order to earn your Associate of Arts in Psychology degree. You can also view the CCC Course Catalog for more details, including course descriptions.