Psychology

KCC Psychology professor Donn Montgomery teaches a class.Psychology is the science of human behavior and the mind. The field of psychology is divided into specific areas of concentration, including clinical, family and criminal psychology.

Psychology is a fascinating field of study promoting greater understanding of concepts like child development, the biological foundations of behavior, emotions, thinking and brain development.

Psychology courses at Kellogg Community College contribute to the completion of KCC degrees including Associate in Arts, General Studies, Elementary Education and degrees in occupational disciplines. A list of psychology courses offered at KCC follows.

For more information about psychology studies at KCC, see:

Psychology Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
PSYC 201 Intro to Psychology* 3
PSYC 220 Developmental Psychology* 3
PSYC 240 Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis* 3
PSYC 250 Abnormal Psychology* 3
PSYC 260 Health Psychology 3
PSYC 265 Addiction and Human Behavior* 3
PSYC 270 Human Sexuality* 3
PSYC 275 Criminal Psychology* 3
PSYC 280 Special Topics in Psychology 3
PSYC 285 Intro to Neuropsychology* 3
PSYC 290 Social Psychology* 3

*Courses indicated fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit www.kellogg.edu/macrao.

Transfer Opportunities

KCC Psychology courses prepare students for transfer to four-year universities and to other colleges where students pursue a variety of majors, including majors in abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling, developmental psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology and school psychology.

Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan or contact KCC’s Social Science and Education Department at 269-660-7705.

Psychology Careers

Psychology courses are essential for any career that involves working with people. A degree in psychology can be used in both private and public sectors, giving graduates with an education in psychology opportunities in industries as varied as business, clinical, law and and medical fields. Psychologists can become specialists in a particular field of interest or become general psychologists and explore a wider range of interests.

Possible job titles for graduates with an education in psychology include:

  • Applied behavior analyist
  • Clinical and family psychologist
  • Experimental psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Geropsychologist
  • Industrial/organizational psychologist
  • Market research analyst
  • Neuropsychologist
  • School psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Teaching psychologist

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for psychology careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.

Why Study Psychology at KCC?

KCC is a nationally accredited, affordable two-year college that provides high-quality Psychology courses. Many students choose to transfer KCC Psychology courses to four-year universities. KCC’s faculty are well-qualified instructors with a passion for teaching, and the college’s small class sizes create a more interactive and personal learning environment.

Flexible Classes

KCC Psychology courses are offered at a variety of times and are delivered through varying modes of instruction to help students create a schedule that allows them flexibility to complete their degrees. Online and evening KCC Psychology courses allow for more versatile education.

Hands-On Experience

KCC Psychology instructors are enthusiastic about psychology and bring a multitude of experiences to each class. Select KCC Psychology courses qualify for the fulfillment of the KCC service-learning endorsement required for graduates pursuing a degree outside of the applied sciences.