Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology for students who are interested in the field of psychology. Students will learn about the roles of psychologists and related fields, including careers such as therapy, counseling, clinical services, social work, and other roles. Students will develop an understanding of the mind, personality, and mental disorders in order to help others and improve understanding of issues related to the mind.
Students will take part in a curriculum which will develop their general education, in addition to developing their understanding of the field of psychology. These classes include psychology, college algebra, English composition, sociology, introduction to computers, college career success seminar, public speaking, introduction to literature, and a variety of electives in the fields of history, psychology, fine arts and humanities, sociology, health and physical science, social and behavioral science, fine arts and humanities, and natural science.
Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their education and qualifications for entry-level roles in psychological or counseling services, in addition to forming the foundation for future studies. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology; to respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes; to understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues; and to apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.
High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores – COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.
School Accreditation Statement
Higher Learning Commission