When you study psychology, you’re studying two important and interconnected topics: how the brain works, and how it impacts human behavior—which, in turn affects all aspects of daily life.

Earning a psychology-focused associate degree from Waubonsee starts you on a journey of understanding the science of our minds.

You’ll be ready to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in health sciences or any number of professional careers where understanding human behavior is an asset. 

Studying Psychology at Waubonsee


Our psychology faculty believe it’s important to have high-quality, one-on-one time with students to understand your objectives and ensure you’re prepared for your future academic and professional pursuits. That means smaller class sizes where interaction and critical thinking are encouraged.

The Psychology Program’s curriculum explores brain development in specific phases such as childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Other courses study research, personality and organizational aspects of psychology.

Working in Psychology

Understanding human behavior is a tremendous advantage in any workplace, as it makes you an effective manager, an insightful leader and a considerate colleague.

Of course, many psychology majors pursue careers in health sciences, but it’s also a strong course of study for careers in law, education, social services, business and many other fields.

Transfer Guide

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With proper planning, our transfer degrees can take you anywhere, but check
out this Psychology Transfer Guide (pdf) for specific course recommendations for select area four-year schools.

Meet Your Faculty


View a listing of faculty members in this program.

Costs and Payments


Learn how affordable your dreams can be at Waubonsee.

Resources, Recognition and Opportunity


We've compiled a list of interesting industry resources.

Psychology Resources


Waubonsee’s Psychology Club engages students with relevant activities, while high-achieving students may be invited to join the Psi Beta Honor Society.

Honor Societies


Eligible Waubonsee students can now earn guaranteed admission to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's online bachelor's degree completion program — along with a 10 percent tuition discount.

The Chicago School