Humanities and Social Sciences


Laura Scaletta
Program Coordinator
Location: E-127
Phone: 716-614-6767

Psychology, A.S.

Online Option Available


NCCC’s Psychology program is curated for students who are interested in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Our curriculum offers introductory courses in general psychology as well as advanced subjects which investigate abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, and methods of scientific inquiry in psychology. Graduates are prepared to transfer into baccalaureate programs with an aim to become counselors, therapists, psychologists, and researchers.


Graduates from the Psychology program will be able to use their knowledge and skills in a variety of career opportunities.

Careers directly related to your program of study include:†

  • Advertising Agent
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Researcher
  • School Counselor
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Victim Advocate

†Some careers may require more specialized education

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To develop a student’s verbal and written communication skills
  • To enhance critical thinking skills
  • To prepare students for successful transfer to upper-level institutions in Psychology
  • To assist students in meeting a minimum number of SUNY General Education requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and analyze the strengths and limitations of the scientific research methods used by psychologists
  • Compare and contrast the contemporary theoretical perspectives by which behavior and mental processes are influenced.
  • Differentiate among the various factors that shape and influence behavior and mental processes.
  • Identify the ethical issues in the study and practice of psychology