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 (Cross-listed as SOCI 2306)
PSYC 2308 Child Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
PSYC 2315 Psychology of Adjustment
PSYC 2319 Social Psychology (Cross-listed as SOCI 2326)
PSYC 2389 Academic Co-Operative: Leadership
Karen Kaiser, PhD
Department Coordinator for 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 StatisticsHumanities Core: Recommended SPAN 2311 or 2312Social/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 REQUIREDPSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and DevelopmentPSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)PSYC 2308 Child PsychologyPSYC 2315 AdjustmentPSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)PSYC 2389 Academic CooperativePSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)
B. Sociology Track ElectivesSelect 15/16 Hours from Below:SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology REQUIREDSOCI 1306 Social ProblemsSOCI 2301 Marriage and FamilySOCI 2306 or PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)SOCI 2326 or PSYC 2319 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)SOCI 2319 Minority StudiesSOCI 2389 Academic CooperativePSYC 1100 Learning Frameworks (1 Hour Only)
D. Social Work & Interdisciplinary Track ElectivesSelect 15/16 Hours from Below:SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology REQUIREDPSYC 2301 General Psychology REQUIREDSOCI 2301 Marriage and FamilySOCI 2319 Minority StudiesPSYC 2306 or SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (Cross-listed)PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and DevelopmentPSYC 2319 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (Cross-listed)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.
Mental Health Counselor
Art & Music Therapy
Family & Relationship Counselor
Mental Health Work
Substance Abuse & Rehab
Policy Research & Analysis