Psychology, Associate in Science

The Psychology program is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in psychology or a closely related field. The curriculum focuses on developing a solid foundation of knowledge regarding human thought, behavior, and emotion, both individual and collective.  The various courses are intended to foster the development of cultural, personal, and professional awareness. Additionally, students are encouraged to develop critical thinking, technological, and communication skills.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe the discipline of psychology, differentiating the various sub-fields.
  • Understand the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Differentiate the nature of the affective, cognitive , and biological domains as they apply to human behavior.
  • Describe major theories concerning human development across the lifespan.
  • Explain the causes, classification, and treatment of psychological disorders.
  • Recognize major influences that impinge socially and psychologically on the individual in today's complex and diverse society.

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Third Semester (16 credits)

CoursesCredits
PSY 225 - Experiences in Diversity 3
SOC 260 - Research Methods In the Social Sciences 3
Electives
Open Elective - 3 credits
Psychology Elective - 3 credits
Laboratory Science Elective - 4 credits)
Notes

BIO 110 is recommended as a laboratory science elective 

Fourth Semester (16 credits)

Electives
Laboratory Science Elective - 4 credits
Humanities Elective - 3 credits
Open Elective - 3 credits
Psychology Elective - 6 credits
Notes

Psychology Elective - 9 credits
At least 6 credits in two of the following categories:

Human Development (no more than 3 credits)
PSY 210 - Lifespan Human Development - 3 credits
PSY 241 - Child Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 242 - Adolescent Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 290 - Adulthood and Aging  - 3 credits

Individual Process
PSY 200 - Personality Theories - 3 credits
PSY 202 - Theories of Counseling - 3 credits
PSY 203 - Counseling Skills - 3 credits
PSY 204 - Foundations of Addiction - 3 credits
PSY 205 - Human Sexual Behavior - 3 credits
PSY 220 - Abnormal Psychology - 3 credits

Applied Psychology
PSY 215 - Industrial Psychology - 3 credits
PSY 221 - Social Psychology - 3 credits

Learning and Cognition
PSY 235 - Educational Psychology - 3 credits

 

 

 

Total Credits: 62-66