Psychology

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Program Description

Honolulu Community College offers its students the opportunity to study Psychology in a program leading to an Academic Subject Certificate in Psychology. This academic credential is included on student transcripts and can be the first step toward employment in a variety of professional and academic fields related directly or indirectly to Psychology.

To receive this credential, students must complete Survey of Psychology, Survey of Research Methods, Statistical Techniques, and one course each from three of four Foundation areas: Experimental, Psychobiology, Developmental, and Social or Personality. In addition, students must complete one elective course in Psychology. A grade of "C" or higher must be earned for all courses required in the certificate.

Program Prerequisites
  • The student must complete Survey of Psychology, Survey of Research Methods, Statistical Techniques, and one course each from three of four areas: Experimental, Psychobiology, Development, and Social/Personality.
  • In addition, one elective course in psychology must also be completed.
  • A grade of "C" or higher must be earned for all courses required in the certificate.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
  • Academic Subject Certificate in Psychology (ASC)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
  • Tuition plus cost of books and supplies.

Upon successful completion of the Academic Subject Certificate in Psychology, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the major methods, theories, and research findings in psychology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review material related to psychology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the theories and research findings of psychology to contemporary social problems.