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Program Summary

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students of psychology study the factors that motivate individuals and influence human behavior. Topics include the nervous system, learning and memory, intelligence, language, thought, growth and development, personality, stress, mental health, psychological disorders, treatment and counseling, and the behavior of people in social settings.


EDUCATION PLAN(S)
DEGREE/CERTIFICATE OPTION(S)

Behavioral Science Education Plan

Behavioral Science Degree 
Associate of Arts 
60 Credit Hours 

Syllabus Search

Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

Careers  

Psychology 

  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Social Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Teacher   
  • Researcher
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist 

Counseling 

  • School Counselor
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Substance Abuse/Rehab
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Child Development 
  • Grief Therapist
  • Family & Relationship Counselor 

Dr. Karen Kaiser
Program Coordinator 
kkaiser@hillcollege.edu
817.760.5888 

Jim Williamson
Psychology Instructor
jwilliamson@hillcollege.edu 
817.760.5896


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