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Psychology

Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Science

Psychology Career Pathway Brochure 

Available at KPC's Kenai River Campus in Soldotna and Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer through UAA

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science programs in Psychology, both UAA/Anchorage campus degree programs, offer students a solid foundation for understanding the complexity of human behavior. The baccalaureate program serves those with a general interest in human behavior, careers in mental health, an interest in personal and professional enrichment and an interest in admission to higher levels of education. Early and frequent consultation with an advisor facilitates progress through the program.

The KPC Psychology Department offers a range of courses designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds and with varying degrees of interest in psychology. KPC offers the required core courses to complete a bachelors degree in psychology, and courses that act as psychology electives toward a degree. General Psychology and Lifespan courses are generally offered each semester. Classes are offered on a rotation basis. For more information on the Bachelor of Art Psychology program and the Bachelor of Science Psychology program, see the KPC catalog. 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Psychology faculty at KPC to employ excellence in the generation, dissemination, and the application of psychological knowledge. The faculty upholds academic standards reflective of respect for higher education and the students. The faculty endorses the study and application of psychology to promote the welfare of all humans, and to improve the life experience on many different levels.

Careers in Psychology

There are three general paths that might follow a four-year degree in Psychology:

  • Psychology as a career: To be a psychologist, one must complete at least a master's degree and normally a PhD in Psychology. This applies to both research and/or teaching careers and becoming a practicing psychologist.
  • Careers in which Psychology is relevant: Both knowledge base and skill sets acquired through the baccalaureate program provide preparation for a variety of careers. The following is only a partial list of fields in which bachelor level graduates have employment
    • Personnel
    • Social Services
    • Technical Writing
    • Corrections, Probation, Parole
    • Marketing and Public Relations
    • Labor Relations
    • Gerontology
    • Health Services
    • Fundraising 
    • Mental Health
     
  • Careers built on psychology skills and knowledge: Psychology graduates also pursue careers in, for example, law, journalism and business. This often requires further study.

UA degrees at KPC

KPC offers courses that lead to completion or near completion of several degrees offered by other campuses of the University of Alaska. As a community campus of UAA, KPC is able to support these program offerings based on student interest and adequate enrollment. It is very important to consult with an advisor to plan a program. 

Bachelor programs and Associate programs offered through other UA campuses require students to complete admission and graduation applications through the campus that offers the degree, and will be subject to the admission and graduation application deadlines of that campus.

Advisors

Kenai River Campus 

Kachemak Bay Campus 

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