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Studies in psychology provide insight into the mind while developing skills in research design and statistical methods. Students will also be challenged to advance abilities in critical thinking, problem solving and communication.

GGC’s unique focus on student engagement serves students at all levels – including freshmen – with faculty/student collaborations on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

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Access

Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

Affordable

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

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Psychology Specializations

Clinical / personality

The clinical / personality specialization explores the relationship between typical personality development and atypical processes leading to mental illness. It involves the study of the science and practice of providing assessment and treatment services at individual, family or community levels to people with or at risk for mental illness. A background in this specialization is relevant for students who have career interests in fields related to human mental health and wellbeing, such as psychologists, social workers, or marriage and family therapists. It is also relevant for students interested in careers that apply knowledge of the causes, diagnoses, progression, treatment and public policy implications of mental disorders (e.g., in community agencies or research settings). 

Cognitive / neuroscience

The cognition and neuroscience specialization’s underlying philosophy is that there is a strong need for an interface of cognition, biology, and evolutionary theory. The specialization explores areas such as learning and memory, sensation and perception, decision-making, neuropsychology, memory, and the evolutionary basis and the adaptive significance of behavior.

Developmental / educational

The developmental/educational specialization focuses on the development of children, adolescents, and adults. This area is relevant for students with interests in human development in applied settings (e.g., schools and community agencies).

Social / applied

Focusing on the relationship between the individual and the social environment, the social / applied specialization examines the impact of individuals, organizations and culture on thought and behavior. It is well-suited for those who are interested in the issue of how broader social forces affect themselves and others.

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Careers and Grad School Prep

Students interested in pursuing a career immediately after graduation will gain a wealth of experiences in the applied aspects of psychology.

  • Individual, marriage and family therapy
  • Social work
  • Community and public agencies
  • Public policy
  • Research

Also, those interested in obtaining advance degrees will have a strong theoretical foundation for the fields of psychology, law, business, medicine and a wide range of other graduate degrees.

Engaged Learning

GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide learning opportunities and tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.

  • Academic conference presentations
  • Internships
  • Service learning

GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.


What can I do with this Major?Career Exploration / Readiness

Minors, Certificates, Certifications

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

African American studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

Anthropology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

Biology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

Business administration minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

Business intelligence certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

Chemistry minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

Creative writing minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

Criminal justice / criminology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

Cybersecurity certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

English minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

Film minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

Gender studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

Geography minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

Gerontology certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

Global studies certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

History minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

Information Technology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

Integrative arts minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

Latin American studies certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

Mathematics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

Musical studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

Paralegal certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

Physics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

Political science minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

Professional studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

Religious studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

Sociology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

Spanish for professionals certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

Spanish minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

TESOL certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

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