Psychology Associate in Arts

General Requirements: Total Hours: 60 • Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Description: The Associate in Arts in Psychology consists of a curriculum which provides learning experiences in early and contemporary theories of behavior such as: how individuals think, behave, and make decisions, relate to others, adjust to, and/or cope with stress, appreciate and value differences in individuals and groups, and understand themselves and others. Upon successful completion of the Associate’s degree in Psychology, a student will be able to seek an entry level position in a human services agency and/or continue his or her education at a four-year institution.

General Education Requirements:    37 hours
Area Min. Hours Course Code Course Description
Communications 9 ENGL 1113 English Composition I
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II
    SPCH    1113 Fundamentals of Speech
Social Science 6 HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. HIST to 1877 or U.S. HIST 1877-Pres
    POLS    1113 U.S. Government 
Life Science 3 BISC, BOT, MICR, ZOOL (Lecture)
Physical Science 3 CHEM, ASTR, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS (Lecture)
Science Lab 1 BISC, BOT, CHEM, ASTR, GEOL, MICR, PHSC, PHYS, ZOOL (Lab)
Humanities 6 See humanities course options.
Mathematics 3 MATH    1303 General Quantitative Reasoning or
    MATH    1483 Functions and Modeling or
    MATH    1513 College Algebra
Selected Gen Ed Requirements 7 ART, CJ, ENGL, GEG, HIST, HPER, MATH, MUS, PHIL, POLS, SOC, SPA, SPCH
 
Program Core Requirement:   21 hours
Psychology 6 PSY    1113 Elements of Psychology
    PSY    2163 Developmental Psychology
Sociology 6 SOC    1113 Introduction to Sociology (required)
    SOC    2183 Sociology of the Family
Selected Program Requirements 9 CJ    2053 Organized Crime & Gangs
    CJ    2063 Understanding Violence & Victimization
    CJ    2073 Drugs & Society
    CJ    2083 Serial Killers    
    PSY    2033 Adolescent Psychology
    PSY    2043 Social Psychology
    SOC    2133 Crime and Delinquency
    SOC    2173 Problems in Sociology
 
Institutional Requirements:   1 hour
Institutional Requirements 1 COL    1111 College Success

 

Plan of Study

Course Code Course Description Hours
Freshman 1st Semester
ENGL 1113* English Composition I 3
HIST 1483 or HIST 1493* U.S. HIST to 1877 or U.S. HIST 1877-Pres 3
Math 1513 or 1483 or 1303 Math 3
SPCH 1113* Fundamentals of Speech 3
COL 1111 College Success 1
Total 13
 
Freshman 2nd Semester
ENGL 1213* English Composition II 3
POLS 1113* U.S. Government 3
HUM Option ART, ENGL, HUM, MUS, PHIL 3
PSY 1113 Psychology 3
Physical Sciences* CHEM, ASTR, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS (lecture) 3
Science Lab* BISC, BOT, MICR, ZOOL, CHEM, ASTR, GEOL, PHYS     1
Total 16
 
Sophomore 1st Semester
SOC 1113 Intro to Sociology  3
Life Sciences* BISC, BOT, MICR, ZOOL 3
HUM Option   3
Gen. Ed Elective    3
SOC 2173 Problems in Sociology 3
PSY 2163 Developmental Psychology 3
Total 18
 
Sophomore 2nd Semester
Gen. ED. Elective   3
PSY 2043     Social Psychology 3
PSY 2033 Adolescent Psychology 3
SOC 2183 Sociology of the Family 3
SS 2233 Social Studies Capstone 3
Total 15

NOTE:  * = General Education Requirement ** = Program Core Requirement and *** = Option Requirement

Program Outcomes

Psychology

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with key concepts, theoretical perspectives and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues. 
  3. Communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.