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Psychology, A.A.

Understand human minds and behavior to help people.

Explore the science behind human behavior through studying psychological theories and research.

Understand the psychology of human diversity and apply your knowledge and social skills ethically.

At A Glance

Program: Associate of Arts
Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: January 16, 2024
Cost: $250 per credit
Time to Completion Approximately two years

"I chose to attend Immaculata University because of the close-knit community, small class sizes and strong Catholic identity. When it was time to select a major, I always knew I wanted to study psychology because of my interest in learning more about human behavior and therapeutic practices for improving mental health. The unconditional support from the psychology department and fascinating course content were essential in the development of my critical thinking skills. Without the Immaculata psychology department, I would not have recognized my potential, challenging myself to partake in several research opportunities. I could not have done it without the psychology department, and to them, I am so grateful for every opportunity they have given me and for believing in me."

Logan Hughes

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

An associate degree in psychology prepares you for further education or a variety of jobs in social services, business or education that require strong people skills. You can work as a:

  • Social and human services assistant
  • Community health worker
  • Teacher assistant or special education aide
  • Psychiatric technicians and aides

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Identify and utilize aspects of psychological theory to explain human behavior scientifically and objectively
  • Identify theory and research central to the major domains of the field
  • Exhibit appreciation for psychological dimensions of human diversity
  • Employ ethical knowledge and skills appropriate to level of experience and education
  • Exhibit quantitative literacy and understand the role of statistics in psychological research
Program Highlights

Maximize your previous coursework by transferring credits into the program, or earn credit for workplace training through Immaculata’s Credit for Prior Learning program.

This associate degree is a stackable credential, allowing you to transfer seamlessly into a bachelor’s degree at Immaculata, such as a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior or a B.A. in Psychology.

Course Overview


Major Courses 36 Credits

  • Foundations in Psychology 3 credits
  • Child Development 3 credits
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology or Social Psychology 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Applied Psychology 3 credits
  • Health Psychology 3 credits
  • Principles of Psychological Testing 3 credits
  • Theories of Personality 3 credits
  • Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
  • Self-Awareness Through Groups 3 credits
  • Lifespan Development 3 credits
  • Introduction to Counseling 3 credits

Liberal Arts Core 27 Credits

  • Composition (English/Writing) 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World/Quantitative Reasoning (Lab Science/Math) 3 credits
  • Human Creativity/Historical & Social Consciousness/Global Society
  • (Art, Literature, History, Social Science, Economics, Foreign Language & Culture) 9 credits
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 3 credits

Total 63 Credits

Admissions Requirements

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via admiss@immaculata.edu or by phone at 484-323-3060.

Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates much faster than average job growth for social and human services assistants and community health workers and faster than average growth for psychiatric technicians and aides.

Tim Schaffer

Student Spotlight

For Tim Schaffer, an associate degree from Immaculata led to supervisory roles at his company.

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