Through the Psychology discipline, we gain a better understanding of how infants, children, adolescents and adults think, change, behave and interact in contemporary society. Students in Carroll’s Psychology program will gain knowledge of many sub-fields of psychology including Human Development, Adolescence, Social Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality. Students leave our program better prepared to think critically, research new perspectives and communicate effectively regarding applied issues.
CUPS is an organization for students interested in psychology. Students do not have to be studying psychology as their field of study, and there is no minimum GPA. If interested, please contact Eric Hess.
Testimonials “I had always had somewhat of an interest in the psych field, but it wasn't until Psych 101 that truly sparked a love for the field. [The instructor] brought the content to life and, above all, truly showed by example that Psychology in general requires a desire to help and love others.” –Wayne Tate, Carroll Psychology student
"[The instructor] made me realize how much deeper the field of Psychology goes without taking away any of my interest… I think if I was learning all this background information by myself, I would completely lose interest in the topic, but I haven't and in fact have become even more interested." –Kayla Treichel, Carroll Psychology student
Carroll faculty members are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities.
Discipline Coordinator of Psychology
Prof. Hess earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree focusing on Equity and Diversity in Education. A Developmentalist at heart, he has taught the content in different departments at various institutions. He has also worked in the public school system with students in a behavioral learning environment. His research interests are varied, but largely consist of gender and sexuality, religion, emotional development and any of the previous topics’ connections with ADHD.
Professor of Psychology
Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Zilioli earned her Master’s in Psychology. Her research interests consist of neuropsychological disorders, the teaching of psychology, and sports psychology. She has worked in previous institutions as a Career Counselor for STEM/Pre-Med students and as an Academic Counselor for student athletes.
Carroll offers an exceptional education at an extraordinary value. In addition, the transfer agreements between Carroll and many regional 4-year institutions, such as Stevenson and Towson Universities (see Career & Transfer) include scholarships, degree completion incentives and other transfer incentives.
Carroll’s Associate of Arts in Psychology degree consists of four semesters of full-time study. You can complete your Associate degree for less than the cost of one year at a 4-year college or university. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for the latest rates.
Explore the following options:
Graduates of our program typically transfer to a 4-year university to complete their Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Some will continue their education to pursue advanced degrees in Psychology or related areas of study. Still others may go on to study psychiatric nursing.
Graduates of our program may go straight to working as a behavioral specialist, addictions counselor or another Associate-level behavioral professional. Psychology professionals can be found in schools, universities, hospitals, research and mental health facilities. This exceptionally versatile field allows Carroll to partner with community advocates, professional athletics, criminal justice and business/consulting specialists.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14% from 2018 to
2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, with increased demand
for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers and
social service agencies.
The Psychology Concentration employs a systemic and applied approach to teaching students about the psychology field. Students develop critical thinking skills that will guide them in a wide variety of careers after transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Students examine behavior, mindset, and perspective through collaboration with professors and research in relevant fields such as psychopathology, human development, gender and sexuality, and social psychology.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: