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Psychology A.S. (PSYS)

Attention 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.

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
PSY 105 Psychology as a Major 1
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
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
Elective ** Humanities 3
Semester Total 16
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BIO 101* Introduction to Biology 4
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
PSY 106 Writing in APA Style 1
PSY 145
PSY 242
Human Growth and Development or
Child Development
3
Elective ** Humanities 3
Semester Total 14
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
PHI 205 Ethics 3
PSY 109 Reading and Understanding Research 1
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 17-19
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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 twosemester World Language sequence; however, consult with academic advisors to ensure that course selection will meet educational goals.

Students should consult the requirements of the four-year college or university to determine their requirements for general education.