2013-14 College Catalog

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Psychology - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 57

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

This curriculum is designed as a guide to students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology. There are many diversified fields in psychology including social psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, counseling, clinical psychology, industrial psychology, experimental psychology, and physiological psychology. This psychology curriculum emphasizes an understanding of the major theories, concepts, and facts of psychology. Students are encouraged to apply their learning to a better understanding of their own experiences. Students will also develop the writing and thinking skills which are necessary for success at four-year institutions.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.


Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course


One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses


One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.


Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-Science Core Course



Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course



Course NumberTitleCredits

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course (2-3)

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits

4 credits

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

PSYC-102Advanced General Psychology

3 credits

PSYC-202Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC-203Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

PHIL-202Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

3 credits

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Arts and Sciences -Arts and Sciences Electives


Total Credit Hours: 61-67