Psychology

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

Marketable Skills

  • Ability to address real-world problems and issues by developing realistic and equitable solutions.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Working collaboratively

Transfer Information

This Psychology degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and apply to their baccalaureate degree program. 

Most four-year degree plans in psychology require some foreign language course which students are encouraged to take in the first two years.

Associate degrees transfer to Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Texas State University, and more. Use of transfer guides does not constitute and endorsement of that institution by Blinn College. Be sure to speak with an advisor to confirm information and transfer requirements.

For information about Psychology degree options through the RELLIS Academic Alliance: https://rellis.tamus.edu/degrees-by-institution/ba-in-psychology/

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information 

Blinn College Transfer Resources:

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Articulation Agreements

Career Information

While a career as a psychologist or counselor is often the end goal for psychology majors, students with an Associate’s and/or Bachelor ’s degree in psychology can pursue many different types of careers.  Developing an awareness of the workforce related skills that you can acquire in your psychology coursework will help you market your skills within your resume or identify related job postings.  For more information on incorporating skills into your resume as a psychology student, learn about The Skillful Psychology Student.

Common Job Titles: Mental Health Counselors; Psychologists (Clinical, School, Counseling); Psychiatric Technicians; Social and Human Service Assistants; Psychiatric Aides; Education, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors; Human Resource Specialist; Research Assistant; Office Administrator/Manager.

Regional Labor Market Information: Mental Health Counselors in the Blinn College District: New workers generally start around 37 354 per year while experienced workers can make as much as 58,479 per year.  There are currently 60 Mental Health Counselors employed in the Bryan/College Station Area (Source: https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Wages ).

For additional information on careers in psychology, visit the American Psychological Association’s Center for Workforce Studies data on careers in psychology: https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/careers-psychology.