About our Liberal Studies
Associate Degree: Psychology Focus
Are you intrigued by human behavior? Have you ever wondered how our personalities develop, how we are motivated to learn, or how abnormal behavior is diagnosed and treated? If so, you may want to consider a career in psychology. The Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Psychology is designed to provide a foundation of study that prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The curriculum is built on a foundation of core requirements, supplemented with psychology courses.
This concentration is excellent preparation for a major in psychology at the baccalaureate level. You will gain the basic knowledge and principles of human behavior that are essential for a variety of career paths, including social services, business, education or law.
Please note: You are only eligible to receive one Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies degree. You may not receive a second or subsequent degree in Liberal Studies with a different focus.
What opportunities does this program provide?
Launch Your Career
SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:
- Correctional Officer
- Home Care Aide
- Family Advocate
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed Psychologist
- Mental Health Technician
- Police Officer
- Psychiatric Technician
- Research Specialist
- Teacher Aide
Continue Your Education
SMCC graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:
- Johnson & Wales University
- Maine College of Art
- Mount Holyoke College
- Saint Joseph’s College
- Southern New Hampshire University
- Thomas College
- University of Maine
- University of New England
- University of Southern Maine
- Wellesley College
Available transfer agreements for this program include:
How do I complete this program?
Browse the information below to view our program requirements and how you might complete this program.
Estimated Full-Time Degree Completion Time
Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.
Interested in viewing full program and course details?
- View full program details in our academic catalog.
- View a list of current major-specific courses for this program.
- View all current courses.
Are you a current student?
Be sure to view the degree program requirements for your specific program. Log into MySMCC and click My Maine Guide, MyDegree to learn more.
Not ready to commit to a degree program? We may have other options that work for you.
Did you know that we offer a broad array of short-term workforce training programs that allow you to enter the workforce and start earning quickly? These programs are a great way to enter a career in your area of interest and to become accustomed to college classes. They are also often grant-funded (free of charge to trainees). And, if you find you want to keep going, we can help you find a related academic degree or certificate program of interest with which you can continue your education.
Costs & Financial Aid
This degree program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)
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Department Chair: Eben Miller, 207-741-5683 or emiller@smccME.edu