Psychology Area of Study

Program Info

Degree Type
Area of Study
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201

Program Description


Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior and cognition. Like anthropology and sociology, it is a relatively young social science that grew out of biology and philosophy a little over 135 years ago. Psychologists investigate all behavior—both normal and abnormal—and thinking; practitioners work in many applied and experimental settings.

PSY-131: Introduction to Psychology is the building block for all advanced courses in the discipline. This class imparts the essential psychological information you will need in order to be successful in parenting, health careers, law enforcement and legal studies, teaching, and numerous other endeavors.

The College offers a wide variety of advanced psychology courses to those who complete the introductory class. Faculty are prepared to advise students who are considering psychology as either a major or minor area of concentration.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.