Associate of Arts


If you enjoy the study of the human mind and human behavior, this transfer degree can prepare you for further undergraduate and graduate work necessary for a career in one of the many fields of psychology.

The Associate of Arts degree program in Psychology is a transfer curriculum that enables students to gain an understanding of human behavior and individual relationships. A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for a career in psychology and graduate work is generally required. A master's degree might prepare you to teach psychology in postsecondary education or to work in industrial-organizational psychology. A doctoral degree and a license are required for most psychologists.


Psychologists usually specialize in one of a number of different areas. Clinical psychologists constitute the largest specialty and work most often in counseling centers, independent or group practices, hospitals, or clinics. Counseling psychologists advise people on how to deal with the problems of everyday life. School psychologists work with students in early childhood, elementary and secondary schools.

Industrial-organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace. Developmental psychologists study the physiological, cognitive, and social development that takes place throughout life. Social psychologists examine people's interactions including group behavior, leadership, attitudes, and perception.


Research psychologists study the behavior of both humans and animals, including motivation, thought, attention, learning and memory, sensory perception, the effects of drug abuse and genetic and neurological factors that affect behavior.


Transfer Information

CWC has an articulation agreement with the University of Wyoming for transfer. Students who transfer to UW with the Associate of Science (AS) degree and have a minimum of two three credit college level math courses will be deemed to have met UW's lower division general education requirements.


Students planning to transfer to another four-year college or university are advised to obtain a catalog from the institution to which they wish to transfer. Using Central Wyoming College's catalog, along with the four-year institution's catalog and advisement information, the student will be able to make appropriate decisions for maximum transferability of his or her courses.

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