Program Details

Our Transfer Pathway A.A. in Psychology prepares you to transfer with junior-year status to a psychology baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities.

Earning your bachelor’s degree in psychology will give you an excellent foundation for enrolling in master’s and doctorate degree programs in counseling or therapy.

A bachelor’s degree in psychology can prepare you for a career in human resources or organizational management, or meet the requirements for some health-related graduate school programs.

You are encouraged to work closely with an Inver Hills counselor or academic advisor to develop a transfer plan that meets your college and career goals.

In case you decide not to pursue advanced training beyond your associate degree, your strong background in psychology will give you insights into human behavior greatly valued by employers. Add on the critical-thinking and communication skills you’ll develop studying psychology and you will be ideally positioned in the career marketplace.

Psychology at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer with junior-year status to a designated baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities:

Please note: Universities will hold transfer students to the same grade and major admission requirements as their own students. Be sure to review the individual requirements for the university you wish to attend.

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit for the most up to date information.

Student Clubs

Psychology Club

Purpose: To make meaningful connections between the field of psychology and student's lives.


Jon Jensen
Psychology Faculty
Psychology Club Faculty Advisor

Psi Beta

Purpose: Founded in 1982, Psi Beta is a national honor society for students attending two-year colleges, inviting students who plan to major or minor in psychology, as well as students who simply have an interest in psychology. Learn more about Psi Beta Honor Society.


Jennifer Parta, MS
Psychology Faculty
Psi Beta Faculty Advisor

Psychology at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Psychology program:

  1. Sharpen your self-awareness
  2. Make the most of your passion for helping others
  3. Build a skillset that will work superbly for virtually any degree and career you pursue
  4. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.A. that opens the door to your bachelor’s degree
  5. Gain invaluable experience employing the scientific method
  6. Get firsthand experience working on true-to-life psychology projects
  7. Work directly with accomplished, student-centric psychology faculty
  8. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  9. Investigate real-world psychology issues
  10. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.