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Psychology

Program Overview

Psychology explains general principles that govern behavior while recognizing individual differences. Psychology spans all aspects of human development, from prenatal development to addressing the needs of an aging population. Future psychologists can envision prospective work environments in anything from educational settings to private practices, human resources to not-for-profit community agencies, and scientific research centers to mental healthcare organizations.

The Psychology program will help you gain the skills to identify interrelationships between biological, psychological, and socio-cultural processes and utilize scientific findings and theories to generate new ideas and problem solve. For a truly limitless future, the study of psychology prepares you for endless career paths.

Start your journey toward psychology and helping others today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Scottsdale Community College?

Students planning to major in Psychology are committed to solving some of life's most intriguing mysteries. Whether one is interested in mental health, how the brain works, social relationships, cognitive processes, developmental and change processes, or quantitative methods for understanding behavior, a Psychology degree provides unique opportunities to explore what it is to be human.

Students in SCC’s Psychology program earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science (depending on whether they are pursuing a Bachelor or Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree), which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior.

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.