The study of the human mind, its functions and how it affects behavior
Key Program Features
The psychology program at LLCC is designed to serve the dual purpose of either preparing a person for a major in psychology at a four-year college or university or providing a student with sufficient knowledge of psychological processes in order to live more effectively in today’s society. The psychology program provides a professional and scientific approach to the study of human and animal behavior. Whether students complete just one psychology course or complete a series of psychology courses in preparation for a higher level degree, the program is designed to educate students about psychological theories, concepts and scientific practices. In addition, students will apply psychological principles to explain their own and others’ behaviors.
According to the U.S Department of Labor, employment of psychologists is estimated to grow 14 percent through 2026 which is faster than average growth of all occupations. In 2017 the average median wage for psychologists was $77,030 per year.
LLCC offers the following program to prepare students for university transfer in the psychology field. Read more about the courses in the program.
The introductory psychology course is a prerequisite for all other courses. Psychology majors are encouraged to take all psychology courses offered by the college, and it is also strongly recommended that students check the requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer.
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology, a student will be able to:
- Identify the scientific method used to study human and animal behavior from a psychological perspective, including the characteristics of and appropriate use of methods of observation, data collection, and data analysis.
- Identify the psychological theories, including the underlying premises of theories, similarities and differences among theories, landmark research associated with theories, and important contributions made by scientists that relate to theories.
- Recognize psychological terminology and apply appropriate terminology via written and oral communication.
- Explain human behavior and mental processes from a psychological perspective, in the cognitive, social, biological, and emotional domains.
- Identify and explain methods used by psychologists to influence and change behavior in a variety of settings, such as clinical, educational, business, government, social, etc.
Individual courses within the psychology discipline will include learning objectives relating to some or all of the above program objectives.
Investment in Your Future
The 2018-2019 academic year, standard in-district tuition rate is $129.50 per credit hour for psychology program courses. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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