Degree, Certificate or Diploma
Psychology is a fascinating field, and if the study of human behavior appeals to you, Iowa Western’s Psychology program can get you on your way to a career in this field. Graduates use their Associate of Arts degree as a springboard to a bachelor’s or graduate degree at a four-year institution. Iowa Western teaches many of the psychology courses that are found in four-year schools, which is uncommon for a community college. This will give you a leg up on other students when you pursue an advanced degree. You’ll be armed with concepts and vocabulary that others might not possess.
What will you do
The Psychology program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution. Career opportunities in the psychology field are primarily dependent upon completion of a bachelor’s degree. A few specific job opportunities upon completion of earning a bachelor’s degree include assisting psychologists and other professionals in community health centers, vocational rehabilitation offices, and correction programs. Career opportunities in the psychology field are primarily dependent upon completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher. A doctoral degree is required to be a licensed clinical or counseling psychologist.
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ENG 105 - Composition I
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
ENG 106 - Composition II
HUM 287 - Leadership Development Studies
MAT 157 - Statistics
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
PSY 113 - Personality and Adjustment
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics
PSY 293 - Issues in Psychology
HIS 152 - U.S. History Since 1877
PSY 281 - Educational Psychology
BIO 157 - Human Biology
ANT 100 - Introduction to Anthropology
SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication
PSY 241 - Abnormal Psychology
SOC 200 - Minority Group Relations
PSY 251 - Social Psychology
Total Semester Hours Required 62.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
- Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa