2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts Degree, Psychology Concentration


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(CIP: 240101)

This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study psychology. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with an emphasis on psychology, social sciences, and humanities.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, theories, and principles used in the field of psychology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
    • Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills.
    • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Employ mathematical and science reasoning skills.
    • Acquire a cultural, artistic, and global perspective.
    • Demonstrate professional and human relations skills.

Graduates of this program would plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and may go on to earn an advanced degree. At the bachelor’s level, they may expect to become case managers or service providers in public or private agencies which provide psychological and social services. With an advanced degree, they may expect to become licensed clinical or counseling psychologists working in public or private agencies which provide psychological services.

Important information: If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies, which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny you employment or placement in certain settings, even if you have completed all academic requirements. If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, please contact the appropriate Program Director or Division Chair.

CIP:  24.0101   NCES CIP Title Associated with Major:  Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

First Year


Fall Semester (15-17 Credits)


Spring Semester (16-17 Credits)


  • 3 Credit(s)
  •  

  • MATH - Mathematics Core Requirement 4(5) Credit(s)
  • or

  • SCI - Science Core Requirement 4 Credit(s)
  •  

  • SS - Social Science Core Requirement 3 Credit(s)
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credit(s) *
  • Elective 3 Credit(s)

Second Year


Fall Semester (14 Credits)


  • HPE - Physical Education Requirements 1 Credit(s)
  • HUM - Humanities Core Requirement 3 Credit(s)
  • SCI - Science Core Requirement 4 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • Concentration Elective 3 Credit(s) *

Spring Semester (15 Credits)


Total Credits (60-63)


*Choose from: HS 147 , HS 150 , HS 210 , PSYC 155 , PSYC 200 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 210 , PSYC 218 SS 207 .

** Choose from: HIST 100 , HIST 101 , HIST 110 , or HIST 111  

#HPE requirements can be fulfilled with any HPE 100 , HPE 101  or HPE 105 .

Concentration and general electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor and/or the college to which the student intends to transfer.

Note: Courses used to fulfill core requirements may not also be used as concentration hours.

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement.  See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

Refer to General Education Core Requirements for the Associate in Arts Program listed below for acceptable core requirements in HUM, HIST, SS, MATH, and SCI.

General Education Core Requirements


 

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