The Psychology AA pathway is for students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in psychology at a college or university. This degree provides the lower division psychology major courses required at many universities while exposing students to the core principles and practices of the psychology field.
This degree enables students to develop a strong foundation in research methods, statistics and biological aspects of behavior, and will offer a variety of elective courses to help students develop their knowledge of human behavior, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. Many university programs require the completion of specific courses prior to acceptance. It is the student's responsibility to contact the institution to ensure transferability.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.
Please note only 60 of these credits are needed for AA degree completion. For each pathway, IDS 2891 is a degree requirement, and for most of the pathways, SLS 1106 is required for first-time-in-college students. CGS 2100 may be able to be tested out for no credit. Consult an academic advisor with questions related to pathways and course planning.
YEAR I – First Semester
†CLP 1000 Psychology of Personal Growth - 3 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - 3 cr.
†AMH 2020, Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
Mathematics CORE General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology - 3 cr.
†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
*†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
†STA 2023 Elementary Statistics - 3 cr.
Behavioral Science/History/Economics General Education - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†DEP 1004 Development Psychology of the Life Span - 3 cr.
†EDP 2002 Educational Psychology - 3 cr.
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
†CGS 2100 Computer Information Technology and Literacy - 3 cr.
†DEP 2102 Child Development - 3 cr.
†SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.
†Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
Physical Science General Education - 3-4 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
*†CLP 2140 Abnormal Psychology - 3 cr.
†IDS 2891 Connections - 3 cr.
*Biological Science General Education (BSC prefix) - 3-4 cr.
Humanities General Education - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.