Jun 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, A.S.

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Psychology is the wide-ranging scientific study and exploration of behavior and mental processes. Many psychology graduates pursue eventual graduate training in law, medicine, psychology or a related field. Critical thinking skills are emphasized and developed. Psychology courses are an excellent complement to any profession or course of training that involves human interaction.

The following two-year curriculum identifies courses needed to meet the general education and psychology department requirements for the Associate of Science Psychology. Students should refer to the academic policies and requirements of the intended transfer institution for further advisement.

Recommended Curriculum

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.


Courses from the departments of addictionology, anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, counseling, English, fine arts, world language, humanities, mathematics, physics, sociology, statistics and zoology, chosen in consultation with a psychology department faculty advisor, are recommended as electives for psychology majors.

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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