Psychology is the systematic, scientific investigation of human behavior and mental processes. As such, it is an appropriate course of study for all students, regardless of their ultimate goals and academic pursuits. Psychology is strongly tied to many other scholarly endeavors, such as, medicine, education, criminology, human resources, etc.
HCC offers a variety of psychology courses that may be utilized as part of certain programs or merely as "stepping-stone" to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree elsewhere. Psychology course credits earned at HCC are accepted by most colleges and universities in Minnesota and surrounding states. Start your academic studies with the Department of Psychology!
Transfer and Employment Opportunities
Many psychology students from HCC transfer to other four-year institutions to complete their Bachelor's, Master's, or even their Doctoral Degrees. For others, psychology courses enhance careers, such as nursing and law enforcement. Local job opportunities include services to Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs) serving clients with developmental disabilities, dementia disorders, and others. Local agencies (such as the national organization of "Kids Peace"), with a human services orientation, often hire individuals with psychology background.