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Psychology Program

Why people do the things they do is a question that has been asked throughout the ages. The field of psychology tries to answer this question through the study of human and animal behavior.

COD offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Psychology for students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Students can explore a wide range of courses that can lead to a bachelor's degree, career enhancement or personal fulfillment. 

Numerous courses are completely transferable to all Illinois colleges and universities, as well as most baccalaureate institutions nationwide based on Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) standards. Students can also secure an internship in the community and take advantage of Service Learning options.

In addition to traditional classroom delivery, Psychology courses are offered through:  

Please refer to the Student Planning Worksheet and consult a faculty member before beginning your coursework. 


College of DuPage and Governors State University have partnered to offer a seamless program that begins with study toward an Associate in Arts at COD and continues through the Bachelor's of Arts at Governors State.

The Psychology Majors Panel of the IAI strongly encourages community college students to complete an A.A. degree prior to transfer. 

Job Outlook

Listed as one of the country's "top 10 fastest-growing careers" by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs in psychology are expected to grow due to an increasing demand for trained professionals.

Contact Information

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010