The Purpose of the Psychology A.S. program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university as a psychology major. By integrating a broad spectrum of courses in psychology and other disciplines, the curriculum prepares students for continued study in preparation for advanced degrees and a variety of careers.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Evaluate research methods and conclusions derived from that research.
  • Apply psychological knowledge (concepts, theories, and research) to self-understanding and problem-solving.
  • Differentiate the contributions of culture, individual experience, physiology, and development that may influence human behavior and experience.
  • Apply the key assumptions of the major theoretical frameworks in psychology to the understanding of human behavior.


First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology 3
(15 Credit Hours) 
Core Goal 1: Computer Fluency  

Second Semester

ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization 3

SOC 101
ANT 104

Intro to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology  3
PSY 206 Human Development 3
(15 Credit Hours)
Elective PSY 3

Third Semester

SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
POL 124 American National Government 3
BIO 120BIO 121 Concepts of Biology or General Biology 4
MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSY 215
(16 Credit Hours)
Abnormal Psychology 3

Fourth Semester

PSY 231 Research Methods in Psychology 3
Elective PSY Elective 3
Elective PSY Elective 3
Elective Foreign Language* 3
(14-15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2-3


*Foreign Language Elective should be one approved as part of the core curriculum.