Academic Programs

Psychology Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

Students completing the psychology program earn an associate of arts degree and are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university. The focus of the program enables students to understand and make application of psychological principles to everyday life situations, understand the needs or special concerns of people and the impact of certain stresses that affect human behavior, and develop the skills that are basic to a career in areas of human services or professional psychology. The curriculum also provides suitable courses in support areas such as the natural sciences, mathematics, language arts, and the humanities.

Psychologists may work in academic settings teaching, conducting research, and governmental and industrial organizations. Many clinical psychologists are employed in clinics or in hospitals or are engaged in private practice, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Skills developed through a psychology program are utilized in jobs such as case workers, counselors aides, sales, marketing, personnel, and management positions.

Possible career fields with an advanced psychology degree include: counseling, social work, business, probation officer, corrections, health and recreation, and education. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
MAT 121 College Algebra.......................................................... 4
SOC 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy.......................................... 3
BIO 105 Introductory Biology................................................... 4
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology........................................ 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
LIT 101 Introduction to Literature............................................ 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology................................................. 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
HIS 152 U.S. History Since 1877.............................................. 3
HUM 101 Introduction to the Humanities................................... 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation..................................................... 3
PSY 222 Child Psychology........................................................ 3
SOC 120 Marriage and Family................................................... 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology....................... 4

Program Total ........................................................... 64

Contacts

Deb Gifford, MEd Ext. 1354 Room L322 deb.gifford@witcc.edu
Rhonda Briggs, EdD Ext. 1202 Room L322 rhonda.briggs@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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800.352.4649
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