Hill College

Psychology

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.

Courses Offered:

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

Contact

Jim Williamson, M.A.
Psychology Instructor
Behavioral Sciences
(254) 760-5911
jwilliamson@hillcollege.edu

Karen Kaiser, PhD
Department Coordinator Behavioral Sciences
(254) 760-5888
kkaiser@hillcollege.edu

Course Descriptions

Master Syllabi

PSYC 1100

PSYC 1300

PSYC 2301

PSYC 2306

PSYC 2308

PSYC 2314

PSYC 2315

PSYC 2319

PSYC 2389

Behavioral Science Major Track Requirements

The 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 Students

Mathematics 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 Electives

Select 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 Electives

Select 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 Electives

Select 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 2016

For 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.

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychiatrist

Psychologist

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Industrial Organizational Psy
  • Social Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist

Teacher  

Researcher

COUNSELING

School/Vocational

Rehabilitation

Mental Health 

Substance Abuse

Marriage/Family

SOCIAL WORK

Child Soc. Work

Family

School

Mental Health

Substance Abuse

Administration

Researcher

Policy Makers

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