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The Psychology program presents psychology as the science of mental processes and behaviors, providing research results applicable to everyday life and benefiting human welfare.
A second purpose is to prepare students for transfer to a university. Upon completion of their program, psychology majors will be able to describe psychological science as a diverse field of research with both academic and practical applications, that encompasses more than a dozen major subfields.
Students completing the psychology major program will be equipped to use the scientific method to explore healthy mental processes and behaviors, as well as the pathological ones.
Students who study Psychology develop many transferable skills which make them desirable candidates for hire. A Psychology degree equips students with the ability to predict and understand the behavior of individuals and groups.
Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the areas below!
Careers with an Associate’s degree
- Human Service Aide
- Teaching Aide
- Applied Behavior Therapist
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Youth Counselor
- Childcare Worker
- Correctional Officer
Careers with a Bachelor’s degree
- Social Worker
- Probation/Parole Officer
- Market Researcher
- Human Resources Specialist
- Recreational Therapist
Careers with a Master’s degree
- Educational Counselor
- Marriage and Family Counselor
- Community College Professor
- Experimental and Applied Researcher
- Career Counselor
Careers with a Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.
- Clinical and Counseling Psychologist
- Industrial and Organizational Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- Experimental and Applied Researcher
- Child Psychologist
- University Professor
Degrees & Certificate
Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Psychology
What is psychology?
The academic discipline of psychology is an established science. According to the American Psychological Associations, “Psychologists conduct basic and applied research, serve as consultants to communities and organizations, diagnose and treat people, and teach future psychologists and those who will pursue other disciplines. They test intelligence and personality, work as health care providers, and assess behavioral and mental function and well-being. Other psychologists study how human beings relate to each other and machines and work to improve these relationships.”
Why should I choose psychology as a major?
A degree in psychology provides excellent career opportunities and fosters an understanding of how the study of psychology can enrich relationships, health, and other important aspects of everyday life. Additionally, it helps develop valuable critical thinking skills through exposure to the scientific study of human behavior and training in research methods.
Psychology is an excellent foundation for many graduate programs such as law, business, criminal justice. It also provides a foundation for many careers in areas such as cognitive neuroscience, industrial and organizational psychology, social psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, and sports, health, rehabilitation, developmental, and educational psychology.
What psychology courses does the department offer?
Courses taught include Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods for Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Physical Foundations of Psychology, Human Sexuality, Social Psychology Abnormal Psychology, and Psychology of Personality.
What student clubs or activities are offered within the psychology department?
We have several clubs on campus that allow students to engage with the department. The LBCC Psychology Club meets bi-weekly to discuss psychology topics and plan events on and off campus that promote psychology as a discipline. The Psychology Club encourages both majors and non-majors to become involved in research and explores opportunities for community involvement.
Additionally, the LBCC Active Minds Club provides opportunities to those wishing to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and bring awareness of the resources available that promote mental health.