Psychology

Austin Community College’s Psychology Program allows you to learn the inner workings of the mind. Through resources and guidance from expert faculty, you’ll graduate with broad knowledge in human behavior and mental process. Students will be prepared to continue studies into healthy and abnormal brain function, language development, and motor skills at a four-year institution.

Pride Points

University transfer degree

Psychology scholarship opportunities

Fulbright Scholar faculty

Career & Salary Information

Psychology graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers. Here are just a few you might want to consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Art Therapists

    Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.


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  • Clinical Psychologists

    Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Counseling Psychologists

    Assess and evaluate individuals' problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

    Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

    Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.


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  • Marriage and Family Therapists

    Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Mental Health Counselors

    Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • School Psychologists

    Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Psychology

Field of Study

Psychology Field of Study