Welcome to Psychology!
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students of psychology develop the ability to critically examine information and draw conclusions, They study the factors that motivate individuals and influence human behavior. Topics include the nervous system, learning and memory, intelligence, language, thought, growth and development, personality, stress, mental health, psychological disorders, treatment and counseling, and the behavior of people in social settings.
PSYC 1100 Learning Framework (1 hour)
PSYC 1300 Learning Framework (3 hour)--Does not apply to major track
PSYC 2301. General Psychology*
PSYC 2306. Human Sexuality (Crosslisted as SOCI 2306)
PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
PSYC 2314. Lifespan Growth and Development*
PSYC 2315. Psychology of Adjustment
PSYC 2319. Social Psychology (Crosslisted as SOCI 2326)
PSYC 2389. Academic Co-Operative Leadership
*Satisfies Behavioral Science Core Curriculum requirement
Karen Kaiser, PhD
Department Coordinator Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral Science Major Track RequirementsThe Behavioral Science Degree Plan is designed for students transferring to a four-year university, and completion of the program will lead to an Associates of Arts Degree with a major track in Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work.
A. Core Requirements for Behavioral Science StudentsMathematics Core: Recommended MATH 1342 Statistics Humanities Core: Recommended SPAN 2311 or 2312 Social/Behavioral Sciences Core: Required Psychology Track SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306 or SOCI 2301 Required Sociology Track: PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314 or ECON 2301 Required Social Work & Interdisciplinary Track SOCI 1306
B. Psychology Track ElectivesSelect 15/16 Hours from Below: PSYC 2301 General Psychology REQUIRED PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Crosslisted) PSYC 2308 Child Psychology PSYC 2315 Adjustment PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (crosslisted) PSYC 2389 Academic Cooperative PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)
B. Sociology Track ElectivesSelect 15/16 Hours from Below: SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology REQUIRED SOCI 1306 Social Problems SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family SOCI 2306 or PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality (Crosslisted) SOCI 2316 or PSYC 2319 Social Psychology (Crosslisted) SOCI 2319 Minority Studies SOCI 2389 Academic Cooperative PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)
D. Social Work & Interdisciplinary Track ElectivesSelect 15/16 Hours from Below: SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology REQUIRED PSYC 2301 General Psychology REQUIRED SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family SOCI 2319 Minority Studies PSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Crosslisted) PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development PSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (crosslisted) PSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)
Degree Plan Approved by Curriculum Committee, May 2016For a complete list of Associate's degree requirements, please view the catalog online or visit the Hill College Advising Centers on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses and Centers.
Occupations in Psychology
Principles of psychology can be applied to all types of occupations, from counseling to research, from marketing to human resources, from education to social services. Psychology also plays an important role in many other fields of study, including sociology, social work, criminal justice, nursing, marketing, and additional fields too numerous to mention. Some of the occupations commonly held by psychology majors are listed below.
- Clinical Psychologist
- Health Psychologist
- Counseling Psychologist
- Industrial Organizational Psy
- Social Psychologist
- Developmental Psychologist
Child Soc. Work