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Psychology | AA, BA
An Associate’s degree in Psychology helps you gain a valuable set of skills that are recognized in a variety of fields from advertising, marketing and business. Though many psychology based careers require an advanced degree, the AA can provide a solid foundation to pursue your education.
The combination of New England College’s liberal arts foundation and a focus in the area of psychology results in a well-rounded education that can open many doors for graduates with this degree. Whether you desire to work in a rehabilitation setting, become a case manager, or pursue a higher degree in the field, a bachelor’s degree in psychology will start you off on the right foot. You can also choose one of the following concentrations to dive deeper into a particular area:
- Clinical Psychology
If you’re interested in becoming a psychologist, social worker or counselor, this degree will help you develop a broad knowledge base in applied psychology. Gain the solid foundation you need to pursue graduate study and licensure to practice in a clinical field.
- Criminal Justice
Prepare for a career working with lawmakers, attorneys and other experts within family, criminal and civil court systems. Learn to apply psychological principles to legal issues such as crime prevention, prison rehabilitation programs, child custody cases, courtroom dynamics and effective policing.
- Developmental Psychology
Study human development from infancy to end of life and learn how people change over time. A bachelor’s in developmental psychology can prepare you to pursue graduate study to become a psychologist, school or career counselor and more.