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Psychology Courses

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.  There are two broad areas of Psychology: research and practice, both of which benefit individuals, organizations, and society. There are a number of specialties in Psychology including: clinical/counseling psychology, educational psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, developmental psychology, and forensic psychology, to name a few.         

Psychology at Macomb

In Macomb’s Psychology Courses, you will be introduced to the nature, scope and methods of psychology as a behavioral science, as well as the biological foundation of behavior.  You will learn about the biological, cognitive, socioemotional and social development of an individual from birth through all stages of adult life, and how to apply psychological research and theory to issues in the workplace. You will explore the neural mechanisms that underlie people’s thoughts, feelings and actions, and the factors that contribute to the psychological disorders found in society.  Psychology courses can be applied to many different careers. For example, those considering a career in education should consider taking educational psychology, business majors should consider taking industrial and organizational psychology, those pursuing careers in health care should consider taking brain and behavior or neuropsychology, students interested in law enforcement should consider taking forensic psychology.

Macomb’s Psychology Courses

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Health: Mind & Body Interaction
  • Brain & Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

Career Opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

While either a Ph.D. or Psy.D is required to become a psychologist, some master’s programs can qualify you for a limited license, which allows you to perform most duties of a psychologist while under the supervision of a fully licensed psychologist.  A bachelor’s degree in Psychology may qualify you for positions that include social services caseworker, human resource specialist, probation officer and rehabilitation specialist, as well as serve as a good foundation for a number of advanced degrees in other professions.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

The credits earned in Macomb’s Psychology Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Psychology Courses?

For more information about Macomb’s Psychology Courses, contact the Associate Dean, Social Science, 586.498.4124, or 586.286.2140,

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