Psychology students learning in class


  • Psychology

Sheridan College, Gillette College
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Degree Options: AA 

Psychologists study human behavior, forensics, emotions, cognitive processes and more. Psychologists today are tasked with research and interacting with diverse populations of different backgrounds, races and socio-economic statuses. To do this, psychologists need to be highly trained and equipped with critical thinking skills as well as qualitative and quantitative research abilities. NWCCD’s Associate of Science degree option in Psychology provides the ideal foundation for you to continue your education and pursue a meaningful career in the field. The Psychology degree program is offered at Sheridan College and Gillette College.


Industry Outlook

Psychologists study and research emotions, as well as cognitive and social processes. They observe, interpret and record human behavior. Forensic psychologists may research crime scenes or criminals, often bridging law and psychology. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that from 2016-2026 nearly 23,000 jobs will be added to this field, an increase of 14%.


Careers and Opportunities

Psychologists often work independently, conducting research, studying behaviors and documenting results. Psychology degree graduates may find jobs in clinical settings, schools or government agencies. NWCCD’s Associate degree in Psychology is ideal for you to continue your education and pursue a career like:

  • Psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • School counselor
  • Social worker
  • Market research analyst
  • Anthropologist
  • Teacher
  • Therapist
  • Survey researcher
  • Government worker



Our NWCCD graduates have gone on to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling and more.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree in Psychology will help you learn critical thinking skills, quantitative and qualitative research skills and behavior knowledge to launch your educational journey toward becoming a psychologist or an industry professional. With career options for Psychology graduates including counseling, education, research, social work, biology, health professions, business and communication, NWCCD’s Psychology program is designed to give you broad knowledge of the field. Courses in the Psychology degree program include general psychology, research methods, abnormal psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and biological psychology.


The Psychology field is growing, presenting NWCCD graduates with numerous job opportunities after advancing their education levels.


Faculty and Community

Our dedicated faculty at NWCCD will make sure you learn the skills and knowledge you need to transfer to a university and pursue a career in the Psychology field. At NWCCD, we have experts teaching in each area of Psychology, including crime experts teaching forensic psychology and clinicians teaching abnormal psychology. NWCCD also offers General Psychology online, taught by an expert instructor. Our instructors care about you, your goals and your success.


NWCCD partnerships with organizations to provide internships and volunteer opportunities to students. As a student, you will enjoy the breadth and depth of the instructional programming, with the wide-ranging variety of courses offered and engaging classroom discussions, research and experience.


NWCCD graduates have taken jobs in clinical settings, schools and government agencies. Where will your Psychology degree take you?


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070