With mental health being at the forefront of virtually every newspaper today, it should come as no surprise that there is a great need for behavioral healthcare employees. The Applied Psychology program will prepare students with the foundations of psychology found in a traditional academic program, along with the employable skills of a healthcare professional. Students will gain skills in healthcare communication and record keeping, ethics, medical terminology, human biology, and pharmacology, while developing a strong background in the behavioral sciences in courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Cognitive Psychology.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts/General Studies
The Applied Psychology option will provide students with a broad-based education needed to satisfy the demand for those navigating the field of Behavioral Health. This degree option will provide students with advanced courses in psychology and sociology that align with a traditional liberal arts program while providing support courses that increase the student's awareness of the human body and mind. Courses in healthcare will teach the students skills necessary for patient care while a two semester practicum will provide students with real-time feedback and training in this growing field.
Upon successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts/General Studies will be awarded.