Psychology - A.A. Degree

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The Psychology Option is primarily designed to prepare students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate degree program in psychology. In addition, students
seeking admission into pre-law or public administration.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the study of social science processes.
  • Apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social science issues on local, national and global levels.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PSYC001 Psychology Required Course* 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Fall - Second Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
PSYC237 Multicultural Psychology 3
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
PHIL000 Philosophy Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
PSYC001 Psychology Option Required Course* 3
PSYC207 Capstone in Psychology 1
HIST001 History Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement 4
Total Semester Credits
14
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

Humanities General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Humanities General Education courses in the College catalog.

AMLS101

American Sign Language I

3

AMLS102

American Sign Language II

3

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

SPAN101

Elementary Spanish I

3

Science General Education courses 

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.

BIOS102

Introduction to Human Biology

4

Social Science General Education courses (Recommended)

Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.

ANTH101

Introduction to Anthropology

3

PSYC109

Psychology of the Human Lifespan

3

psyc111

Child Psychology

3

psyc212

Adolescent Psychology

3

psyc215

Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3

SOCA101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Psychology Option Required Courses (choose two)

PSYC109

Psychology of the Human Lifespan

3

PSYC111

Child Psychology

3

PSYC201

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC203

Theories of Personality

3

PSYC205

Psychology of Gender

3

PSYC210

Social Psychology

3

PSYC212

Adolescent Psychology

3

PSYC215

Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

3

PSYC280

Educational Psychology

3

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.