Psychology

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

The psychology curriculum prepares students to transfer as psychology majors to the baccalaureate program at West Virginia University, and can be adapted to the needs of those planning to transfer to other institutions. In addition, courses in psychology are part of the liberal arts education. They convey principles and methods that are necessary for a better understanding of behavior and personality. Courses in psychology are often of interest and value to students in other social and life sciences, such as sociology, social work, political science, education, nursing, or medicine.

Career Opportunities: A bachelor’s degree in psychology qualifies a person to assist professionals in community mental health centers, vocational rehabilitation offices, and correctional programs; to work as research or administrative assistants; and to take jobs as trainees in government or business. Persons with a master’s degree in psychology can administer tests as psychological assistants, and, under supervision, can conduct research, perform psychological evaluations, or counsel clients. Psychologists with a doctoral degree qualify for a wide range of teaching, research, clinical, and counseling positions in universities, elementary and secondary schools, private industry, and government.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology, a student must complete a minimum of 62 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

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