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Psychology Option

General Studies Associates of Arts Degree



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Review the academic map for recommended course selections and sequencing for a Psychology focus. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)


Interested in a career or transfer in Psychology? 

Does understanding the human behavior and the way the brain works interest you?

The Psychology Option in the General Studies degree will help you build a foundation for transferring to a 4- year program in psychology or a related field like social work. Find out more about psychology courses at Montgomery College

Program Advising

Academic advising helps students reach their educational and career goals. Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See General Studies transfer agreements.  

Career Options

For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Related careers include psychologist and social worker.  General Studies degree provide opportunities for students to develop and hone their critical thinking, analytical, team-building and problem-solving skills. Students with General Studies degree will be able to successfully apply these skills in a wide range of careers.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.