Psychology Program

Welcome to the Psychology Program at College of DuPage

Why people do the things they do is a question that has been asked throughout the ages. The field of psychology tries to answer this question through the study of human and animal behavior.

In the College of DuPage Psychology program, students explore a wide range of psychology courses that can lead to a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution, career enhancement or personal fulfillment.

COD offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for students who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution. Numerous College of DuPage psychology courses are completely transferable, based on Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) standards.

Contact Information


Social and Behavioral Sciences
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010

Spotlight

  • Maria Michelis

    Maria MichelisPsychology

    “If I had gone to four-year university first, my professors would not have the time to help me as they do here, nor would I have become an officer of Psi Beta my first year. You’re the smartest person in the world for going to a community college. Not only do you pay practically nothing to get your degree, you are able to create social groups, focus on yourself more than you ever would have going to a university, and get tremendous help. I can’t signify this enough: COD has great professors who are willing to sacrifice their time to help you succeed."

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  • Elissa Pancoe

    Elissa PancoePsychology

    "For people going back to school after a lot of time off, it can be very daunting to take math classes after realizing you forgot everything you learned back in high school. But if you’re patient, you can get through remedial classes and get back up to speed."

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  • Virginia Watson

    Virginia WatsonPsychology

    "The curriculum is demanding and a challenge, but nothing in life worth having is easy. You will earn every grade. By doing so, you will receive the best education and will be confident and qualified to practice the discipline that you're working so hard to attain."

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  • Erin Blair

    Erin BlairPsychology

    "I was paying thousands of dollars a year to go to a four-year school that prided itself on small class sizes, teachers who knew your name and a sense of community. I didn't have any of those things until I came to COD, and it was a fraction of the price."

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