Psychology, A.A.
Adult Professional Studies

Explore theories about human minds and behavior, and use your knowledge to help people.

If you are interested in the social sciences and theories about why people behave the way they do, consider earning an associate degree in psychology. This program will introduce you to psychological theory and research and help you appreciate the psychological dimensions of human diversity. You will study overarching themes and major problems in the field of psychology, understand the science behind human behavior and learn to use ethics as you apply your knowledge and skills.


Immaculata’s Associate of Arts in psychology offers you an affordable degree at a private university that is known for its strong student retention. You will benefit from IU’s reduced tuition for associate degrees, just $250 per credit.

Your classes will be offered primarily face-to-face, and you can work toward your degree on a part-time basis. Your 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.

Where Can I Work?

An associate degree in psychology prepares you for a variety of jobs or further education. You can work in social or human services as a caseworker, use your people skills in a business setting or pursue a position in education, such as an academic advisor, career counselor, paraeducator, instructional assistant or special education aide.


The Associate of Arts in psychology requires 63 credits, 27 of which come from the liberal arts core curriculum and 36 of which are psychology courses:

  • 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


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