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Psychology

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

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This program prepares students to transfer to baccalaureate programs in psychology and includes the traditional content involved in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes by psychologists. The major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology are included, as are the methods psychologists use to study behavior and resolve unanswered questions. A degree in psychology offers students a chance to work in research organizations or human services agencies. Others go on to become counselors or work in a clinical or academic setting. There are many other career options depending on individual interests.

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Support conclusions with evidence and logic.
  2. Identify psychological principles and theories used to describe personal, social, and organizational issues. 
  3. Apply principles and theories used in the social sciences to their daily lives, and/or their community, and/or their society. 

 

Curriculum - First Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15/16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
PSYC 105Social Psychology 3.00
PSYC 208Abnormal Psychology 3.00
 OR 
PSYC 201Psychology of Personality 3.00
 TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five (BUSM, HIST, or POLS) or Six- 3 credits 

Curriculum - Second Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BIOL 100Principles of Biology 4.00
 OR 
BIOL 101General Biology I 4.00
MATH 135Statistics 4.00
PSYC 106Human Growth and Development 3.00
 OR 
PSYC 210Child Psychology 3.00
PSYC 205Educational Psychology 3.00
 OR 
PSYC 213Biological Psychology 3.00
 OR 
PSYC 220Learning Psychology 3.00

Fourth Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
PSYC 221Research Methods 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five (BUSM, HIST, or POLS) - 3 credits 
 OR 
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits 
 TAOC Category Six (PHIL110 recommended) - 3 credits