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Psychology Option - H060



  • Overview

    The Psychology Option is a transfer curriculum that prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in psychology. The curriculum also benefits individuals who want to pursue professional careers in socialwork, human services, law enforcement, personnel administration, counseling, etc.

    All psychology courses offered each semester address graduation competencies. Competencies currently required for graduation include:

    • Effective Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Diversity
    • Informational Literacy
    • Quantitative Reasoning

    Psychology courses are a source of information about areas within the discipline of psychology. Key terms and words, theories of human behavior, and different strategies and coping mechanisms are presented and explained. Students are taught to engage in critical thinking relative to research and human behavior. The influence on institutions, environment, biology, and people is discussed and analyzed.


    • Degree

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
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