Social Science Division
MVC Psychology Program
The purpose of psychology is to give a completely different idea of the things we know best"
- Paul Valery
The MVC psychology program is designed to further students' understanding of the human experience. Our diverse faculty provide an educational experience that encourages critical thinking, a broad scholarly perspective, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Our goal is to prepare students for careers related to the field of psychology (e.g., behavioral health, human resources, government work, research), whether they choose to do this after earning their undergraduate degree or in the pursuit of a graduate degree in psychology or a related field.
Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or a minor in Psychology at MVC. All require completion of the degree requirements set forth by the college, along with either 46 (Bachelor's in Psychology) or 18 (Minor in Psychology) Psychology-specific hours. The Psychology degree is designed so that majors can tailor their education to suit their specific interests in the field (e.g., counseling, research).
Psychology Degree Course Requirements:
PY100 Principles of Psychology
PY225 Developmental Psychology
PY230 History of Psychology
PY310 Experimental Psychology
PY345 Abnormal Psychology
PY485 Seminar in Psychology
SC316 Research Methods
+18 additional hours in Psychology