Chowan University’s Department of Psychology has several unique features that make it stand out from other undergraduate programs. We want you to find your passion. While our program includes a general foundation for all students, our wide variety of applied psychology electives allow students to gain a better sense of their particular area of interest. Applied psychology electives include Basic Skills of the Helping Professions, Introduction to Counseling, Group Process, Alcohol/Drug Studies, Interpersonal and Family Dynamics, Positive Psychology, The Psychology of Human Strengths, and Introduction to Applied Behavioral Analysis. Students also have the opportunity to gain direct experience with conducting research, which can result in publications in academic journals and/or presentations at professional conferences.
The Associate of Arts degree in Psychology equips students with new knowledge, skills, and ethical values regarding the fundamentals of human behavior and experience, the scientific method, and diversity of behavior. An AA in Psychology gives students an opportunity to obtain a two-year degree. The program offers a credential to increase employability for additional career opportunities, such as psychiatric technicians, social work assistants, and behavioral technicians. Furthermore, this program provides an opportunity to build stackable educational credentials in a career pathway which could result in continuing on in a connected/related four-year bachelor’s degree program.