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Study Human Behavior

Study human behavior and the science of the mind and major in Psychology at Motlow.

The Psychology program at Motlow provides you with an introduction into the study of human mental and behavioral characteristics. This program develops a solid foundation for further educational and career opportunities.

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

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Degree Types


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science degrees include specific science requirements and electives.


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts degrees include specific arts requirements and electives.

Practical Experience

In addition to the core curriculum, the Psychology program introduces:

  • History of psychology
  • Critical thinking and research methods in psychology
  • Biological and psychological bases of consciousness, sensation, perception, memory, learning, cognition
  • Development of human characteristics like motivation, emotion, sexuality and personality
  • Scientific study of how people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are influenced by other people, including attitude formation, persuasion, social influence, aggression, prejudice and stereotyping
  • Dynamic and interesting coursework that prepare students for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's state colleges and universities

Career Opportunities

  • Coach
  • Social worker
  • School counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Salesperson
  • Teacher
  • Politician
  • Marketer
  • CEO
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