Degree program at Bay College

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Why Psychology?

Are you interested in why people do the things they do?  Maybe you’re curious about memory or personality or the way we change across the lifespan, or how we make decisions.  Perhaps you've wondered about how the brain works or how groups influence us or the causes of psychological disorders.  Psychology is a specialty area in the social and behavioral sciences that studies behavior and mental processes and can provide insights that are valuable for both our personal and professional lives.

Learning about psychology can be helpful no matter your career path.  Taking courses in psychology can prepare an individual for a wide variety of careers – nurse, teacher, law enforcement officer, business manager, and for the roles we play like parent, student, citizen, and worker.  Any career or profession that requires people skills, analytical skills, writing skills, and research skills will benefit from an understanding of psychology.


Why Bay College?

The Psychology program at Bay College is designed for students to transfer to other colleges and universities as well as serve as the foundation for students who major or minor in psychology.  But whether you are majoring in psychology or not, the first course you take is PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology which gives you a broad survey of contemporary scientific psychology.

Other psychology courses offered at Bay offer you a more detailed look at a specific area of psychology.  For instance, PSYC 220 Developmental Psychology examines how we change across the lifespan.  In PSYC 206 Social Psychology you’ll learn about social thinking, social influence, and social relations.  PSYC 208 Abnormal Psychology provides an overview of how psychological disorders are diagnosed, classified, and treated.

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Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Special Education
  • Training and Development

Career Opportunities

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