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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River: Cynthia Heddlesten 816.604.6665
MCC-Longview: Melissa Eaton 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Kelley, Ed.D., 816.604.4455


Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior.

  • They observe, interpret and record how people relate to one another and the environment.
  • They look for patterns to understand and predict behavior.
    They often concentrate on individual behavior and the beliefs and feelings that influence their actions.
  • As a psychologist, you can help increase understanding between individuals, groups, organizations and cultures. We provide courses covering various topics, from developmental psychology to courses on prejudice and death and dying.

Our psychology program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree.

A master's or Ph.D. and a license are usually required for psychologists. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses to let you home on your specific psychology interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four-year college or university. Depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.