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Psychological Science

Besides satisfying your Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement, and of course, being endlessly fascinating, here are:

10 Ways Psychology Can Improve Your Life

  1. Get motivated
  2. Improve your leadership skills
  3. Become a better communicator
  4. Understand others better
  5. Make wiser decisions
  6. Improve your memory
  7. Get better grades
  8. Become more productive
  9. Be healthier
  10. Reduce stress and negative feelings

Literally meaning “the study of the mind,” psychology focuses on mental processes and behavior in humans. It’s the science of how people think, feel, act, and interact with their world. There are a number of specialized fields within psychological science, including child psychology, educational psychology, sports psychology, social psychology, comparative psychology, and more. Clinical psychology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

The Psychological Science program at MCC offers you a wide range of courses, educational resources, student activities, and continuing education opportunities. Our courses emphasize the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and are designed to help students understand more about themselves and others. We challenge our students to enhance their appreciation of the human condition through open and impartial inquiry. Plus, our diverse faculty provide students with a variety of approaches and experiences, which will help you flourish in a global society.


Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Psychological Science program
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Associate in Arts Psychology Emphasis to BA Arizona State University Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)
Associate in Arts Psychology Emphasis to BS Arizona State University Psychology (Psychological Science) (Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

The Psychological Science program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $60,450
Human Resources Managers $85,120
Human Resources Specialists $54,330
Industrial Engineers $90,310
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $60,740
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $55,280
Psychiatric Technicians $32,820
Psychologists, All Other $100,110
Social and Human Service Assistants $29,960
Social Science Research Assistants $48,960
Statisticians $75,550
Survey Researchers $39,590
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Psychological Science program is available through the Psychological Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.