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Why Choose WWCC for Psychology?

Psychology offers vital insights into the human mind and behavior. If you’re fascinated by human growth, learning, memory and personality, Psychology is a great choice. You’ll learn how to approach mental health from a scientific point of view. And you’ll gain skills in communication, reasoning and using data. At WWCC, you can choose courses on a wide range of topics. Plus, we offer a unique four-course series designed just for nursing students.

Careers in Psychology

Help Make Sense of the Human Mind

Psychology can take your career in many directions. You could provide mental healthcare to people in hospitals, clinics, schools or businesses. Counselors trained to help people with substance use disorders are especially in demand. You could do research to learn more about the human mind. Or you could apply what you know about mental health and relationships to fields like social work, human resources, education, law or sports. If you’re caring, patient and a good listener, Psychology is a great major.

Certificates & Degrees in Psychology

If you’re thinking of a career in Psychology, you’ll likely need a bachelor’s or master’s degree. A two-year associate degree from WWCC can be a good way to start. You’ll be able to complete your general ed courses here before you transfer. And you can get a taste of what’s in store for you in your upper-level coursework.

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Psychology Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • The ability to analyze past and present society, diverse cultures and histories to better understand individual and group behavior and enhance self-awareness.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of the theories, concepts, ideas, terminology, and factual evidence in selected fields within the social sciences.
  • Sensitivity in understanding diverse views and perspectives.
  • An understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.


Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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