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