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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

BR-Kimberly Glackin, 816.604.6658
LV-Elliott Schimmel, 816.604.2546
MW-William Young, 816.604.3332
PV-Karen Curls, 816.604.4284


Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior. They observe, interpret and record how people relate to one another and the environment. They look for patterns to understand and predict behavior. They often concentrate on individual behavior and in the beliefs and feelings that influence a person's actions.

As a psychologist, you can help increase understanding between individuals, groups, organizations and cultures. We provide courses that cover a wide range of topics from child, adolescent, correctional and aging psychology to courses on prejudice, death and dying, group processes and more.

Our psychology program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. A master's or Ph.D. and a license are usually required for psychologists. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you home in on your specific psychology interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.

Associate in Arts - General Ed Requirements


Last Modified: 6/1/18