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The APA defines Psychology as the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental health care services.

Psychology is an extraordinarily diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Psychologists conduct both 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. 

Program Curriculum

Completion of Psychology courses do not lead to particular degree programs, but most meet Social & Behavioral Science requirements towards fulfillment of an Associates Degree or Certificate. For specific course applicability see General Education Designations in the course schedule class description.

Course List

Meet with an academic advisor to discuss the fulfillment of specific degree requirements and to set up an academic plan.

Transfer Options

Courses taught at Phoenix College are lower division collegiate courses that may transfer to a four-year college or university as elective credits, program requirement credits, and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution.

Students are encouraged to check with their academic advisor and website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

Career and Employment Outlook

Psychologists conduct both basic and applied research. Work environments include laboratories, hospitals, courtrooms, schools and universities, community health centers, prisons, and corporate offices.

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.