Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 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

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

LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
MATH 129College Algebra with Review 4.00
 TAOC Category Three 
PSYC 105Social Psychology 3.00
PSYC 208Abnormal Psychology 3.00
PSYC 201Psychology of Personality 3.00
 TAOC Category Five (except PSYC) or Category Six- 3 credits 

Curriculum - Second Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

BIOL 100Principles of Biology 4.00
BIOL 101General Biology I 4.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
PSYC 106Human Growth and Development 3.00
PSYC 210Child Psychology 3.00
PSYC 205Educational Psychology 3.00

Fourth Semester - 16 Credits

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