Field of Study: Psychology, General
A general psychology program focuses on human behaviors and behavioral disorders.
Students learn how the mind develops, how people learn, and what motivates people.
Psychology programs include topics such as:
- Subfields of psychology
- Psychological assessment and testing methods
- Behavioral studies
- Statistics and research methods
- Analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders
In psychology programs, students may be able to specialize in:
- Comparative psychology
- Community psychology
- Cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics
- Developmental and child psychology
- Experimental psychology
- Industrial and organizational psychology
- Personality psychology
- Social psychology
- Environmental psychology
- Health/medical psychology
- Forensic psychology
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Most colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in psychology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in psychology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.