UC Clermont

Psychology

Associate of Arts

Why study 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 throughout 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.

Admission Requirements

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 an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you 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 offered by 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.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes 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.

UC Clermont's Academic Success Center is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

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. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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