Psychology

Program Overview

Human behavior is complex.  Psychology studies this complexity. 

Students may begin their path to a Bachelor's degree in Psychology by majoring in Psychology at NCC. Foundational courses in communication, statistics, science, social science, and the humanities will be complemented with major courses in psychology. We offer courses including Abnormal, Cognitive, and Developmental Psychology, and the Psychology of Sex and Gender.  Students may also conduct independent research projects under the direct supervision of faculty members. The faculty works to ensure that every student receives high quality instruction and is exposed to a wide range of sub-fields in psychology. Through one-on-one advising tailored to each student’s interest, the Department is committed to providing knowledge and experiences that enable students to make educated and informed decisions regarding future occupational and educational choices.  Students will be prepared to successfully transfer to psychology programs at four-year institutions, and be on track to enter at the appropriate level.

NCC also offers an A.A.S. degree in Applied Psychology, aimed at students who, upon completion, hope to work in professions such as mental health technician, therapeutic support service (TSS) professional, direct care worker for people with special needs or mental illness, and job coach or employment specialist for people with special needs.

Some Transfer Options

East Stroudsburg University: Psychology
Kutztown University: Psychology
DeSales University: Psychology
Lehigh University: Psychology
Moravian: Psychology
Temple: Psychology

Program Outcomes

The Psychology undergraduate major aims to produce students who can do the following:

Understand and apply the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, including cognition, biological approaches, developmental changes, personality and social processes, psychological disorders and treatments, individual differences, methodology, and theories of stress and coping.

Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.

Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational real-life settings.

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