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Psychology

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.

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Psychology Courses at Macomb

  • 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 in Psychology

Job titles such as residential advisor, social science research assistant, and social & human services assistant are attainable upon completion of this course of study. 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 many advanced degrees in other professions. 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.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in these 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, contact the Associate Dean, Social Science, 586.498.4124, AandS.south@macomb.edu or 586.286.2140, AandS.center@macomb.edu.

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