Earn an Associate of Arts from FVCC and then transfer with junior status to a four-year university or college to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology. FVCC offers suggested courses of study for successful transfer to psychology programs at the University of Montana-Missoula and Montana State University-Bozeman.
Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience. As an academic discipline and a social science, psychology seeks to understand the causes and purposes of behavior by utilizing scientific methods to establish general principles. Psychology curriculum emphasizes theories, applications, and terminology, as well as research methods and findings in each of psychology’s major sub-disciplines.
- A degree in psychology provides a useful foundation for a wide range of careers and opportunities, including employment in the correction, substance abuse, social welfare and mental health fields.
- Students seeking a career in psychology can complete the first two years of study at FVCC to ready themselves for their junior year at the University of Montana-Missoula or Montana State University-Bozeman.
Attributes of Successful Psychology Professionals
- Able to think critically and solve problems
- Strong observational and analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Enjoy working with people
- Patient and understanding
- Trustworthy and able to maintain patient confidentiality