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Psychology FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a degree in psychology?

Yes! QCC offers an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology through the Liberal Arts program.

What is the application deadline for the psychology program?

There is no application deadline for the program. Students may apply for admission to the psychology program at any time. 

Regarding enrollment in classes, psychology department courses follow the same enrollment cutoff dates as the rest of the college, which can be found through the QCC Registrar

How do I apply?

To apply to QCC, visit the Admissions Enrollment Steps page. Applications can be submitted online, by mail, or in-person. If you are interested in the psychology program, you can also get in touch with us, so we can assist you in effective course planning.

Can I take courses part-time?

Yes. You can take anywhere from one 3-credit class to a full time course load at a time. If you plan to utilize financial aid, please be aware that there are requirements. Contact financial aid office for more information if you plan to utilize financial aid and seek to attend part-time, to ensure you meet minimum requirements

How long does the degree program take?

Anywhere from 18 months full-time, to as long as it takes you to finish. Our students have varied backgrounds, and so no one person’s journey is the same! 

You can view the curriculum outline on the Degree Information Page under the “Classes” tab, noting that if you decide to take courses in the summer and winter sessions, your timeline of completion can be shortened. If you would like a more personalized answer, we’re happy to schedule a time to meet with you and discuss your particular situation and goals. 

Is financial aid available?

Yes, to qualified applicants. For more information, please get in touch with the Financial Aid office

Does the Psychology Department offer informational sessions?

Yes. Information sessions are offered several times during the course of the year. Let us know that you’re interested in an upcoming date, and we’ll get you all the details. If you cannot attend an upcoming date, we’re always happy to give individualized sessions at a convenient time for you.

How do I declare a major in psychology?

For students already enrolled at QCC, contact your academic advisor, or an advisor in the Academic Center for a Change of Major form. We also suggest that you get in touch with our Department Coordinator, so that we may work with your advisor to create your degree plan.

What courses are required in the degree program?

You can view the outline of required courses under the “Classes” tab in the Degree Information Page

What courses can I take in psychology at QCC? 

There are many courses offered, and an overview of our general offerings can be found on the Psychology Courses page. To search specifically for courses offered during an upcoming semester, you can search course offerings, selecting “Department: Psychology” for courses from our department. 

What if I want to take some psychology courses, but don’t want a degree?
Or what if I’m just looking to take a course for transfer credit at another school?

You can do so! You do not have to apply to or enroll in a degree program to take courses from the psychology department. If this is your intent, you do not need to complete an application to QCC, but instead simply enroll in your selected course(s)

If at a later time, you decide you do want to pursue a degree or certificate, you may apply at any time. 

Do I need an advisor in the Psychology Department?

Yes. You should receive an email to your student email account by the fourth week of the semester with your faculty advisor’s contact information. If you have questions about this information, please contact us.

I already have credits in psychology, can I still apply to the psychology program at QCC?

Absolutely! Please also get in contact with the department so that we can maximize your transfer credits and help you make the most out of your coursework at QCC. You can find more information on the process of transferring from another institution on the Transfer page

What if I’m not sure whether I want to study psychology?

Please get in touch with us! This is a common question, and we are here to help you figure that out. We are available to answer your questions, and if you find psychology is not the right fit for you, we’ll be able to help direct you to a department that might be what you’re looking for.