Associate in Arts Degree
General Education Requirements - 36 credits
This program is designed to prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program in Psychology/Social Work, with a concentration in Psychology on the junior level.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
Select four (4) courses from at least two (2) of the following categories:
|PSY208||Development Across the Lifespan||3|
|Learning & Cognition|
|Biological Basis of Behavior|
|PSY245||Biological Basis of Human Behavior||3|
|PSY240||Sensation and Perception||3|
|Minimum Credit Hours Required for the Program||60|
To fulfill program requirements, students should take the following General Education courses:
PSY130 General Psychology
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Describe the discipline of psychology and differentiate between the various sub-fields within psychology.
- Discuss various theories of psychology as they relate to behavior and mental disorders.
- Identify the various theories of development across the life cycle.
- Apply language skills learned to interpersonal relationships and intra-personal awareness.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between psychology and physical health.
- Analyze physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of young children.
- Identify the various theories that explain personality development.
- Summarize the basic features of research methods in psychology.
- Transfer to an accredited college/university.
Courses selected as electives will depend upon the institution to which you will transfer. It is essential that students consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting elective courses. However, it is the responsibility of students to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.