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:

Psychology Today

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:

Associate of Arts in Psychology – A Transfer Pathway Example

Careers in psychology typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. You can begin your education at LCCC by earning the associate of arts in psychology – transfer pathway, which may provide you with the necessary coursework for transfer to a four-year college or university. 

All colleges and universities have general education requirements that are specific to their own institution. This is why it is critical to first check with your selected transfer institution to confirm the transferability and applicability of specific courses you choose to take at LCCC. Taking as many of your required courses here at LCCC will usually result in substantial financial savings. Make sure you take the right courses! Refer to our Transfer Checklist for the necessary steps to begin at LCCC and later transfer to another college or university.

Associate of Arts in Psychology – A Transfer Pathway Example

MyUniversity Pathway – Get Started in High School

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – for less! Students taking advantage of the program have the opportunity to graduate high school with both an associate degree and a high school diploma, free of charge. 

   Bachelor of Arts in Psychology  (LCCC and Cleveland State University) 


Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university