Psychology A.S. (PSYS)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

The psychology program is designed for students preparing to enter a program at a four-year college or university, leading to a baccalaureate degree within the diverse field of psychology.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • explain why psychology is a science.

  • demonstrate critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and apply the scientific approach to solving problems.

  • describe and apply psychological principles.

  • demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

  • communicate effectively in a variety of forms.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Psychology A.S. (PSYS)
First Semester   Credits
BIO 101* Introduction to Biology 4
ENG 105 College English I 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 150
MAT 155
MAT 160
Probability and Statistics or
Finite Mathematics for Business and Social Science or
College Algebra
3
Elective ** Humanities 3
  Semester Total 16
     
Second Semester    
ENG 106 College English II 3
PSY 145
PSY 242
Human Growth and Development or
Child Development
3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
Elective**** Free Elective 3
Elective ** Humanities 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Third Semester    
PHI 205 Ethics 3
PSY 243
PSY 283
Abnormal Psychology or
Introduction to Social Psychology
3
PSY 255 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 4
Elective Science/Mathematic 3-5
Elective Humanities/Social Sciences (other than PSY) 3
  Semester Total 16-18
     
Fourth Semester    
ENG 111 Speech 3
PSY 256 Research Methods in Psychology 4
Elective*** General Education 3
Elective Humanities/Social Sciences (other than PSY) 3
  Semester Total 13
  Credit Total 60-62

Requirements/Recommendations
*Students should consult the requirements of the four-year college or university to determine the requirements for laboratory science.

**Students planning to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts program are strongly encouraged to complete a two-semester foreign language sequence, however, consult with academic advisors to ensure that course selection will meet educational goals.

***Students should consult the catalog of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met.

****The free elective in this program allows students to explore other disciplines or study more indepth in a particular topic within the discipline. Students need to work closely with their advisors and consider the requirements of the four-year college or university to determine the best fit for this elective.