Harper College

Harper Psychology Program

Begin your studies in psychology

The psychology program at Harper College provides comprehensive, transferable first- and second-year college courses in psychology for transfer, general education studies, personal advancement, and general interest. In some courses, students will have the opportunity to engage in service-learning opportunities with community-based organizations working with at-risk populations.

Students can also participate in Psychology Club, which sponsors speakers and extracurricular learning opportunities. The Psychology Department uses the learning goals and outcomes for psychology majors developed by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in psychology. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore Psychology Careers

Learn more about career paths for psychology students. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Psychology Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Psychology Program News

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Dr. Tamara A. Johnson

Harper's new VP of DEI blends background in psychology, inclusive excellence framework

Dr. Tamara A. Johnson, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, reflects on the common threads of her career as she prepares to enhance Harper College initiatives to serve underrepresented populations. Read More

Last Updated: 4/8/24