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Psychology

What Will I Learn?

Explore the depths of human thought and behavior as a student of psychology at HCC. You'll focus on the different branches of psychology, the theoretical perspectives of each and the common history and research methods used in the field.

Fast Facts

More advanced coursework focuses on the practical application of psychology through observation, communication and research. As an HCC student, you can join the Meditation Club and apply relaxation techniques learned in psychology coursework. Courses include Personality, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Adult Development and Aging, Abnormal Psychology and Human Sexuality.

What Is The Occupational Outlook?

By studying psychology you'll develop critical thinking, effective one-on-one and small group communication skills and a better understanding of individual human behavior. You'll be prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university where you can complete additional studies and equip yourself for positions often held by those with a psychology background including Business/Sales

  • Counselor
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Statistician
Your HCC Options

Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Psychology

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a psychology major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.