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Psychology, Associate in Arts

Curriculum BES.PSY.AA (U224A42)

Students planning to major in Psychology when they transfer to a four-year school should use the following as a guide.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Psychology) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology;
  • describe application domains;
  • use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena;
  • demonstrate psychology information literacy to engage with professional literature;
  • interpret basic psychological research;
  • apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice; and
  • exhibit effective communication skills in discipline specific format.

Semester One:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 216Child Psychology #

3 credits

PSY 238Abnormal Psychology #

3 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 210Theories of Personality #

3 credits

PSY 222Adolescent Psychology #

3 credits

PSY 250Psychology of Gender #

3 credits

General education/Mathematics

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 228Psychology of Adulthood and Aging #

3 credits

Electives

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Behavioral Sciences (other than PSY)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Recommended Psychology Electives (3 semester hour credits):

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 201Introduction to Social Psychology #

3 credits

PSY 205Positive Psychology #

3 credits

PSY 207Health Psychology #

3 credits

PSY 234Abnormal Child & Adolescence Psychology #

3 credits

PSY 296Special Topics in Psychology

1-3 credits

Recommended Electives (3 semester hour credits):

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDU 215Educational Psychology #

3 credits

HUM 170Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies #

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

PHL 104Social and Political Philosophy

3 credits

PHL 106Biomedical Ethics

3 credits

SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 180Human Sexuality

3 credits

SOC 210Sociology of Leadership #

3 credits

SOC 225Racial and Cultural Minorities #

3 credits

General education requirements:

AA degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-40

Psychology courses or other electives for AA degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:20-23

See PSY course descriptions.

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