West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Associate in Arts Degree - Psychology Concentration

Associate in Arts Degree
Psychology Concentration

This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university
to study in psychology. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal
arts with an emphasis on psychology, social sciences, and humanities.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, theories, and principles used in the
field of psychology
• Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate
commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the concentration
field
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for
the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
• Communicate effectively
• Work collaboratively
• Think critically and solve problems
• View issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using computers
• Appreciate literature and the arts
• Live according to conscious values and ethics
Graduates of this program would plan to transfer to a four-year college or university
to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and may go on to earn an advanced
degree. At the bachelor’s level, they may expect to become case managers or service
providers in public or private agencies which provide psychological and social services.
With an advanced degree, they may expect to become licensed clinical or counseling
psychologists working in public or private agencies which provide psychological
services.


Awards and Accreditations