Associate Degree in Psychology

An associate degree is rarely considered a terminal degree in the field of psychology. A bachelor's degree is typically considered an entry-level degree for this field and most professionals earn a master's or PhD in psychology. The associate's degree in psychology is an undergraduate-level degree that usually takes two years to complete. The associate degree option is often offered at community colleges and many students who complete an associates degree then transfer to a state university to complete a bachelor's degree.

An associate degree in psychology is a great stepping stone into bachelor's degree progam in psychology and is great preparation for a number of entry-level careers outside of the psychology industry. Most states today require that psychologists have at minimum a master's or doctorate degree in psychology to receive a license to practice psychology. So if you plan on becoming a psychologist, know that after completing your associate's degree you'll need to earn a bachelor's and doctorate degree in psychology.

If your plan on pursuing an bachelor's or graduate degree in psychology down the road, make sure that the associate degree you earn is fully transferable to a four-year college or university.

Below is a list of 195 nationally and regionally accredited schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States offering associate degree programs in psychology.


Bunker Hill Community CollegeBoston, MA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Casper CollegeCasper, WY
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Science in Psychology

Clovis Community CollegeClovis, NM
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts – Psychology

Coffeyville Community CollegeCoffeyville, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology/Counseling

College of Southern NevadaLas Vegas, NV
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Delaware County Community CollegeMedia, PA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Eastern New Mexico UniversityPortales, NM
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Florida Tech UniversityMelbourne, FL
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Applied Psychology

Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Grayson County CollegeDenison, TX
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Highland Community CollegeHighland, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Laramie County Community CollegeCheyenne, WY
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Las Positas CollegeLivermore, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA
Programs offered include:
Associates of Arts in Psychology – Christian Counseling
Associates of Arts in Psychology

Mid Michigan Community CollegeHarrison, MI
Programs offered include:
degree
degree

Monterey Peninsula CollegeMonterey, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Navarro CollegeCorsicana, TX
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Park UniversityParkville, MO
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Social Psychology

Regent UniversityVirginia Beach, VA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Saint Joseph's College of MaineStandish, ME
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Sinclair Community CollegeDayton, OH
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie, TX
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters CollegeBlue Ash, OH
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Pre-Psychology

University of Great FallsGreat Falls, MT
Programs offered include:
Associates in Addictions Counseling

Chandler/Gilbert Community CollegeChandler, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate in Transfer Partnership in Psychology

Cochise CollegeDouglas, AZ
Programs offered include:
degree
degree

Coconino Community CollegeFlagstaff, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Eastern Arizona CollegeThatcher, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Glendale Community CollegeGlendale, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate in Transfer Partnership in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Mesa Community CollegeMesa, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Advancing Academic Achievement
Associate of Chemical Dependency
Associate of Counseling
Associate of Counseling & Personal Development
Associate of Psychology

Mohave Community CollegeKingman, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Social & Behavioral Science

Phoenix CollegePhoenix, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

American River CollegeSacramento, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Art in Psychology

Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Canada CollegeRedwood City, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – Psychology
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

College of AlamedaAlameda, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

College of MarinKentfield, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science

College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts – Psychology

College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts – Psychology

College of the SiskiyousWeed, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts of Psychology

Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Cypress CollegeCypress, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

El Camino Community CollegeTorrance, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Folsom Lake CollegeFolsom, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Fullerton Collegecity, state
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Hartnell CollegeSalinas, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Counseling

Imperial Valley CollegeImperial, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Lake Tahoe Community CollegeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Las Positas CollegeLivermore, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos Angeles, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Los Angeles Valley CollegeValley Glen, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Psychology – Development
Associate of Arts in Psychology – General
Associate of Arts in Psychology – Personality & Social

Los Medanos CollegePittsburg, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Mendocino CollegeUkiah, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Merced CollegeMerced, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
degree

MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arst in Psychology
Associate of Arst in Psychology – Human Development

Mission CollegeSanta Clara, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Moorpark CollegeMoorpark, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science – Psychology

Napa Valley CollegeNapa, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Palomar CollegeSan Marcos, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychological and Social Services

Sacramento City CollegeSacramento, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diego, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

San Jose City CollegeSan Jose, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSanta Rosa, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santiago Canyon CollegeOrange, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Shasta CollegeRedding, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Sierra CollegeRocklin, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences
Associate of Science in Psychology
Associate of Science in Social & Behavioral Sciences

Skyline CollegeSan Bruno, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Southwestern CollegeChula Vista, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

West Hills Community College DistrictCoalinga, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

West Los Angeles CollegeCulver City, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

West Valley CollegeSaratoga, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Yuba Community College DistrictMarysville, CA
Programs offered include:
AA in Psychology

Mitchell CollegeNew London, CT
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies – Psychology

Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeWaterbury, CT
Programs offered include:
Associate in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, CT
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Andrew CollegeCuthbert, GA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Life UniversityMarietta, GA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Coaching Psychology
Associates in Coaching Psychology

College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Lewis-Clark State CollegeLewiston, ID
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science

North Idaho CollegeCoeur d'Alene, ID
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort WayneFort Wayne, IN
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Indiana University-South BendSouth Bend, IN
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar Rapid, IA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Allen County Community CollegeIola, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Applied Science in Addictions & Prevention Studies – Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Science in Addictions & Prevention Studies – Counseling

Barton County Community CollegeGreat Bend, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Science in Psychology

Butler Community CollegeEl Dorado, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts – Psychology
Associate of Science – Addictions Counseling
Associate of Science – Psychology

Hutchinson Community CollegeHutchinson, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Bunker Hill Community CollegeBoston, MA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Casper CollegeCasper, WY
Programs offered include:
A.A./A.S. in Psychology

Clovis Community CollegeClovis, NM
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts – Psychology

Coffeyville Community CollegeCoffeyville, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology/Counseling

College of Southern NevadaLas Vegas, NV
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Eastern New Mexico UniversityPortales, NM
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Florida Tech UniversityMelbourne, FL
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Applied Psychology

Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Grayson County CollegeDenison, TX
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Highland Community CollegeHighland, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Laramie County Community CollegeCheyenne, WY
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Las Positas CollegeLivermore, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA
Programs offered include:
Associates of Arts in Psychology – Christian Counseling
Associates of Arts in Psychology

Mid Michigan Community CollegeHarrison, MI
Programs offered include:
degree
degree

Monterey Peninsula CollegeMonterey, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Navarro CollegeCorsicana, TX
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Park UniversityParkville, MO
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Social Psychology

Regent UniversityVirginia Beach, VA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Saint Joseph's College of MaineStandish, ME
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Sinclair Community CollegeDayton, OH
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie, TX
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters CollegeBlue Ash, OH
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Pre-Psychology

University of Great FallsGreat Falls, MT
Programs offered include:
Associates in Addictions Counseling

Chandler/Gilbert Community CollegeChandler, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate in Transfer Partnership in Psychology

Coconino Community CollegeFlagstaff, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Eastern Arizona CollegeThatcher, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Glendale Community CollegeGlendale, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate in Transfer Partnership in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Mesa Community CollegeMesa, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Advancing Academic Achievement
Associate of Chemical Dependency
Associate of Counseling
Associate of Counseling & Personal Development
Associate of Psychology

Mohave Community CollegeKingman, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Social & Behavioral Science

Phoenix CollegePhoenix, AZ
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

American River CollegeSacramento, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Art in Psychology

Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

College of AlamedaAlameda, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

College of MarinKentfield, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science

College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts – Psychology

College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts – Psychology

College of the SiskiyousWeed, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts of Psychology

Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Cypress CollegeCypress, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

El Camino Community CollegeTorrance, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Folsom Lake CollegeFolsom, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Fullerton Collegecity, state
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Hartnell CollegeSalinas, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Counseling

Imperial Valley CollegeImperial, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Lake Tahoe Community CollegeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate in Arts in Psychology

Las Positas CollegeLivermore, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos Angeles, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Los Angeles Valley CollegeValley Glen, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Psychology – Development
Associate of Arts in Psychology – General
Associate of Arts in Psychology – Personality & Social

Los Medanos CollegePittsburg, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Mendocino CollegeUkiah, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Merced CollegeMerced, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arst in Psychology
Associate of Arst in Psychology – Human Development

Mission CollegeSanta Clara, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Moorpark CollegeMoorpark, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science – Psychology

Napa Valley CollegeNapa, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Palomar CollegeSan Marcos, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychological and Social Services

Sacramento City CollegeSacramento, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diego, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

San Jose City CollegeSan Jose, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSanta Rosa, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Santiago Canyon CollegeOrange, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Shasta CollegeRedding, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Sierra CollegeRocklin, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences
Associate of Science in Psychology
Associate of Science in Social & Behavioral Sciences

Skyline CollegeSan Bruno, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Southwestern CollegeChula Vista, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

West Hills Community College DistrictCoalinga, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

West Los Angeles CollegeCulver City, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

West Valley CollegeSaratoga, CA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Yuba Community College DistrictMarysville, CA
Programs offered include:
AA in Psychology

Mitchell CollegeNew London, CT
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies – Psychology

Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeWaterbury, CT
Programs offered include:
Associate in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology

Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, CT
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Andrew CollegeCuthbert, GA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology

Life UniversityMarietta, GA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Coaching Psychology
Associates in Coaching Psychology

College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Lewis-Clark State CollegeLewiston, ID
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science

North Idaho CollegeCoeur d'Alene, ID
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort WayneFort Wayne, IN
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Indiana University-South BendSouth Bend, IN
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar Rapid, IA
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Allen County Community CollegeIola, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Applied Science in Addictions & Prevention Studies – Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Science in Addictions & Prevention Studies – Counseling

Barton County Community CollegeGreat Bend, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Associate of Science in Psychology

Butler Community CollegeEl Dorado, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Arts – Psychology
Associate of Science – Addictions Counseling
Associate of Science – Psychology

Hutchinson Community CollegeHutchinson, KS
Programs offered include:
Associate of Science in Psychology


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