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In these 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, and students interested in law enforcement should consider taking forensic psychology.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Pre-Psychology

  1. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships
  3. This program can be completed 100 percent online

Pre-Psychology Courses at Macomb

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

Career Opportunities in Pre-Psychology

With an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Psychology, you will be qualified for entry-level jobs that include behavioral technician, case manager, youth advocate, social science research assistant and social and human services assistant. The most sought-after careers in psychology, however, require at least a master’s degree.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s Pre-Psychology program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology, speak with a 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 the Pre-Psychology program?

For more information on the Pre-Psychology program at Macomb, call the Associate Dean of Arts and Science at 586.286.2282 or 586.445.7354 or email or

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