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Psychology Program


Major Advisors

Dr. Randy Simonson

(208) 732-6858


David Chambers

(208) 732- 6869

Focused Area Advisor

Jacob McCue

(208) 732-6252

Program Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of thinking, emotion, and behavior. Psychologists conduct research, offer therapy, consult with policy makers, and serve as educators. Undergraduate study in psychology provides a broad coverage of this diverse field in preparation for specialized graduate coursework. Completion of the program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Psychology program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of Psychology.
  2. Develop an understanding of self and the world by examining the dynamic interaction of individuals, groups, and societies as they shape and are shaped by history, culture, institutions, and ideas.
  3. Utilize discipline specific approaches from the field of Psychology, such as research methods, inquiry, or problem-solving, to examine the variety of perspectives about human experiences.
  4. Evaluate how reasoning, history, or culture informs and guides individual, civic, or global decisions.
  5. Understand and appreciate similarities and differences among and between individuals, cultures, or societies across space and time.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Human resources worker
  • Crisis intervention associate
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Child welfare worker
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Correctional officer
  • Police officer
  • Child care assistant
  • Mental health technician
  • Aide to geriatric clients
  • Social welfare worker

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Degrees and Certificates