Associate of Arts
What is Psychology?
Psychology is most often defined as “the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.” Our faculty possess a broad spectrum of knowledge and education and are pleased to offer in-depth courses in many of the sub-disciplines in psychology, such as:
- Clinical/Counseling psychology: studies and helps people with serious mental distress and/or helps people with typical problems in relationships or work.
- Cognitive psychology: the study of how we learn, think, and remember.
- Psychobiology: the study of the biological foundations of behavior.
- Developmental psychology: how we change emotionally, socially, and cognitively as we age from infancy throughout all of the lifespan.
- Personality: the study of individual differences in patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving as well as human motivation.
- Social psychology: the study of an individual’s behavior, feelings, and cognitive processes in a social setting.
- Industrial/Organizational psychology: the study of organizations and the people who work in them.
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
If you are interested in direct client care, skills in sensitivity, compassion, good communication, and the ability to lead and inspire others are essential. Research requires the ability to do detailed work both independently and as part of a team. These success factors are available as part of the education with the UC Clermont College psychology faculty.
Upon completing your bachelor’s degree in psychology, you may look forward to employment as a community support worker, case worker, human resources personnel, marketing representative, research assistant, or many other possibilities.
If you wish to obtain licensing certification for private practice or work in education, business, or clinics, you will need at least a master’s degree. A doctoral degree is required to be a licensed psychologist.
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
To transfer to UC Clermont, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Program Code: 34ASC-PSYC34-AA