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."
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
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.
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