The Associate of Arts in Psychology offers students a foundation of the principles of psychology and direct application of theory. This degree is designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year degree program or to begin a career connected to the field of psychology. Students will have the opportunity to use their skills in the community and design their own research.
Why Great Bay?
At GBCC, students have the opportunity to work with faculty who are active in the field of psychology, with a range of specialties. The small class sizes, collaborative environment, and interactive projects allow students to explore the variety of future career paths in psychology and transfer institutions.
A dual enrollment agreement eases your transition from Great Bay to the participating 4-year school of your choice. It also grants access to advisors from both schools to maximize your class choices while at Great Bay. Dual enrollment agreements are available with the University System of New Hampshire schools and Southern New Hampshire University.
Find out more at the University System Dual Admissions page.
Find out more at the SNHU-GBCC transfer page.
Great Bay has articulation agreements for easy transfer to the University of New Hampshire’s Psychology degree and St. Joseph’s College online Social Work degree. By following the guidelines for course selection provided by your Great Bay advisor, you can complete your GBCC psychology degree and enter psychology major with a junior status.
Are you in High school with an interest in psychology? Get a head start by enrolling in our early college program to start your journey toward a degree.
The American Psychological Association provides the following as career options:
- Drug Counseling Assistant
- Social Service Clerk
- Elderly Home Recreation Aide
- Paraprofessional Counselor
- Patient Admissions Record Keeper
The program is designed for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program. With a four-year degree, students can pursue careers in business, counseling, social work, research, and education.