Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Session, Full- or Part-Time.

Associate of Arts Degree

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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Notation

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About the Program

Psychology Transfer Pathway AA Degree

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The Psychology Transfer Pathway AA degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Psychology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed so that you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State College and transfer to a Minnesota State University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

Minnesota State universities include Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside of the Minnesota State system, such as private and out-of-state schools. It is highly recommended that students interested in this possibility contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.

Psychology Discipline

The Century College Psychology Department offers a wide range of courses that focus on psychology as a scientific discipline. Courses include general psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, statistics, human adjustment, psychology internship, and more.

Our courses focus on studying human behavior and development in the context of a diverse and rapidly changing world. We use a mix of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities to encourage students to apply the science of psychology to real-life situations.

The Psychology department includes faculty with a wide range of experiences, including clinicians, researchers, textbook authors, and recipients of teaching awards.

Students can take individual Psychology courses to meet Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree (AA), Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), or to transfer individually to two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Additionally, the Mental and Behavioral Health Worker Certificate provides psychology coursework that applies to a variety of entry-level careers in mental health.


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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Potential Job Titles

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Many occupations within the field of psychology require a graduate degree either at the masters or doctoral level. These include clinical/counseling psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, psychometrists, school psychologists, organizational consultants, academic researchers, and college professors.

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    Program Faculty

  • Experience: Dr. Breyer-Peterson has a true passion for teaching psychology and educating people about mental health. She has been a full-time faculty member at Century College since 2011 and currently teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Lifespan, Abnormal Psychology, and Internship in Psychology. She is also a Licensed Psychologist, and has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, and the VAMC. Dr. Breyer-Peterson has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited over 200 times. Dr. Breyer-Peterson coordinates the Mental and Behavioral Health Worker certificate and psychology internship in addition to teaching. She is also the director of Century’s Mental Health First Aid grant project, which provides free mental health training to students and employees.
    Education: MA and PsyD, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
    Notable: Minnesota State Educator of the Year (2020); Minnesota State Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award; Minnesota Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Teaching
    Jessie Breyer-Peterson
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Experience: Dr. Diji has been teaching psychology since 2004. She taught six years at Covenant University, Nigeria, two years at the University of Northwestern, Minnesota, and has been at Century College since Spring 2012. In addition to teaching, she has experience in the “Read Right” instruction, which is a unique reading improvement methodology (brain science) that helps struggling readers become excellent readers. Likewise, she is involved in students’ assessment at various levels and regularly participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) research program. Dr. Diji has also been active in the K-12 education system, including being an advocate of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) model designed to close the achievement gap and help students with high academic potential prepare for college/university. She is also a founding member and the current chair of a new PreK-12 charter school (Innovation science and technology Academy) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. The goal of this unique charter school is to develop at an early age, globally conscious student innovators, and agents of change.
    Education: BS, Psychology, University of Ibadan-Nigeria; MS, I-O Psychology, Covenant University-Nigeria; Ph.D., I-O Psychology, Walden University
    Hobbies: Research, reading, and singing
    Bimpe Diji
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Experience: I teach courses in child development, adolescent development, adulthood, aging and death, lifespan psychology, general psychology, social psychology, sensation and perception and statistics. My areas of specialty are children’s cognitive development and early childhood education. In addition to teaching college courses, I provide workshops on child and adolescent development to children, parents and educators. While these workshops span many topics, I have a particular love of teaching children and adolescents about how their brains work so that they can better understand their minds and bodies.
    Education: PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Hobbies: Enjoying life
    Katherine Herold
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Experience: Bruce H. Hinrichs has taught psychology and film studies for many years and was previously a high school counselor and math teacher. Bruce is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota in Psychology, and was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Teacher/Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois, and a member of the Editorial Board of the NEA higher education journal, Thought & Action. Mr. Hinrichs has published articles on psychology, art, and film, and is the author of a textbook of general psychology, books on cognitive neuroscience, film and art, brain science, and short stories. His essay on the philosophy of mind appears in the college philosophy textbook, Voices of Wisdom. Bruce is also an artist (glass blowing and painting) and was a musician in the Minneapolis bands The Fables and The Necroids.
    Education: MA, University of Minnesota
    Bruce Hinrichs
    Faculty Summer
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Experience: Dr. Seiford is a professor, a researcher, an advocate for children, and a writer. She has been teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses within the Minnesota State College and University system since 2010. She has been a featured writer for Psychology Today since 2019, has had her own blog since 2017, and has written several books.
    Education: BA, Applied Psychology, Minnesota State University-Mankato; MS, Organizational Psychology, Capella University; PhD, Educational Psychology, Capella University
    Notable: Golden Apple Award - Outstanding Faculty Member, Normandale Community College, Spring 2018, Fall 2018Golden Apple Award - Outstanding Faculty Member, Inver Hills Community College, 2014
    Hobbies: Walking, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
    Linda Seiford
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology