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Study human behavior and the science of the mind and specialize in Psychology at Motlow State Community College. 

Earn either an Associate of Science (A.S.) or an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree at Motlow. Both options are Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, to complete your bachelor’s degree. 

Psychology is a fascinating field of study where you gain insight into the complex inner workings of the human mind. The Psychology concentration at Motlow provides you with an introduction into the study of human mental and behavioral characteristics. 

Many jobs in the psychology field require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Earning an associate degree at Motlow can lead to promising careers as psychiatric technicians and aides, and social and human services assistants, among other opportunities.

Many psychology students join Psi Beta, a national honor society.

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Find Your Future

Have you chosen a major? Is there a program of study that inspires you? Do you have your heart set on a particular degree? Motlow is here to help you find your future and craft a great career.

Start by choosing the credentials you want. Motlow offers:

  • Short-term certifications,
  • One-year diplomas,
  • 2-year associates degrees,
  • Associates degrees with embedded micro-credentials, and
  • Pathways to numerous bachelor degrees with majors in hundreds of programs. We have many additional articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution
  • We have articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution.

Use our program finder to explore all of the possibilities. Visit our transfer & articulations page to learn more about our partnerships with other universities. Explore your interests and aptitudes with our free YouScience tool.

Meet with one of our admissions counselors. Enroll and get assigned your very own completion coach.

The time is right. Call us today. It’s never been easier to find a scholarship and apply for aid to help pay for college. Our mission is your success, and we want to make exploring Motlow simple & free.

With an advanced degree, you could make an average salary of more than $75k per year.

Male and female psychologists work with clients

Career Opportunities 

With an associate degree, you can work in many areas, including:

  • Teacher’s Aide ($12/hour)
  • Home Care Aide ($14/hour)
  • Family Advocate ($14/hour)
  • Youth Counselor ($15/hour)
  • Research Assistant ($17/hour)

With an advanced degree, you can work as:

  • Neuropsychologist ($90k/year)
  • Clinical Psychologist ($81k/year)
  • Forensic Psychologist ($60k/year)

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