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Expand Your Understanding of Human Behavior and Your Career Options

If you understand how the mind works, and the impact this has on human behavior, you can prepare for a variety of helping professions including counselor, social worker, family advocate and more.

Why Choose NECC?

Because many psychology-related occupations require a bachelor’s degree, you’ll save thousands of dollars on your education by first completing foundational coursework at NECC and then taking advantage of MassTransfer Pathways or other transfer agreements. With this program you will:

  • Take key courses in biology, physiology, sociology, and behavioral science
  • Complete introductory-level psychology courses
  • Be able to use knowledge and skills gained in the program in leadership positions at student clubs and organizations
  • Benefit from NECC’s exceptional student support services and sequential approach to learning

Because of NECC

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You will be well prepared to continue your education and earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. After completing the Associate Degree in Liberal Arts: Psychology you can:

  • Take advantage of MassTransfer Pathways and other transfer agreements to earn your bachelor’s degree in a number of fields, while saving thousands of dollars on the cost of your degree
  • Prepare for careers in psychology, education, social work, administration, and more


Top 10

Liberal Arts: Psychology
is one of NECC’s top ten
largest programs


Northern Essex allowed me to get on track academically. It prepared me well for transfer to a four-year university.”

Carlos Rivera, Liberal Arts Psychology and Biology


Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes


Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes


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