Psychology is the study of human behavior and the mental processes related to that behavior. Research psychologists investigate the physical, cognitive, emotional or social aspects of human behavior. Psychologists in applied fields provide mental health services in hospitals, clinics, schools or private settings.  There are many other possible fields of employment available if you hold a college degree in Psychology.

Education and Careers

There are wide ranges of career opportunities and further education after you earn a degree in psychology.  With a bachelor’s degree in the field, graduates can pursue jobs such as:

  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • High School Teacher (with appropriate licensure)  

Alternately, the bachelor’s degree in psychology also prepares students for graduate school to pursue the master’s degree or higher, which opens the possibility to work in clinical, forensic, sports, and experimental psychology, among other fields.

For more information about careers and educational expectations, we recommend the following resources:

Careers in Psychology

The American Psychological Society 

Psychology Programs at LCCC

University Partnership Programs

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree – On LCCC’s Campus

Our Psychology courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to this University Partnership program:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University

Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway

The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) are designed to provide a clearer path to degree completion for students pursuing associate degrees who plan to transfer to an Ohio public university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The OGTPs also constitute an agreement between public community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor’s degree. Students still must meet all university program admission requirements.

Psychology Transfer Pathway