For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
The Associate of Arts in Psychology is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of psychology. Professional careers in the field of psychology typically require a master's degree or a doctoral degree, depending on the career path one is pursuing. However, with an A.A. degree in psychology, one can often find a job in the following areas: crisis intervention, counselor's aide or assistant, case work, and mentoring. An A.A. degree is often used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor's degree. For example, with that degree, one could pursue work as a case manager, career counselor, rehabilitation specialist, or psychiatric technician.
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution. Note: There are to be no course substitutions in this program.
All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.
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