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Jefferson Announces New Psychology Concentration

Jefferson Community College announces the launch of a new concentration in psychology within the College’s associate of arts degree in Humanities & Social Sciences through the Liberal Arts Division.  Jefferson is excited to bring this new transfer degree to current and future students.

“We are excited to be able to offer the Psychology Concentration,” said Jerilyn E. Fairman, associate vice president of liberal arts.  “The faculty have worked hard on this and deserve a great deal of credit for making it possible.  Being able to offer the first two years of a degree in psychology will provide students with a quality affordable way to begin their education in this in-demand field.”

The majority of careers in psychology require education beyond an associate’s degree, thus the concentration is planned to support transfer into psychology majors at four-year colleges and universities.  Jefferson offers many transfer opportunities to consider and students will be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue their baccalaureate degree.  By taking the first two years of coursework at Jefferson, students can significantly reduce the overall cost of their education.  Those who complete the associate’s degree may find limited employment opportunities as entry level mental health or psychiatric aides or assistants.

The Humanities & Social Sciences degree Psychology concentration can be completed in four semesters of full-time study or over a longer period through part-time study.  All of the required classes are offered on campus and several are offered online. Students who wish to enroll in this program for the Fall 2016 semester are encouraged to contact the Admissions office, 315-786-2277 or, and the financial services office, 315-786-2355, as soon as possible to begin the application process. Applying to Jefferson is free and the application is available online at  Information about on-campus student housing is available at or by contacting the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 315-755-0411.

For more information regarding this degree program, please visit or contact Cynthia Lonsbary, assistant professor of psychology at 315-786-6577 or