Sep 26, 2021
Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Psychology, A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Psychology Program
Purpose: A degree in psychology is a traditional and well-established major offered at almost all universities across the country. This area of concentration prepares students for continuation to a BS/BA in Psychology. Anne Arundel Community College can readily supply the initial core class requirements for such degrees. In addition, this concentration can prepare students for employment in any number of fields that engage the social sciences. The degree can lead to a variety of professions - from the social sciences to business and beyond. This concentration provides essential content to understand the psychological constructs of human behavior including psychological theories on biological, behavioral, environmental, and cognitive factors that influence human development, human relationships, and sociocultural perspectives. Ultimately, students within this area of concentration will have a comprehensive picture of the opportunities psychology offers as a field of study and a career, and will also come to a greater understanding of themselves and their personal motivations.
Students who would like to follow the Psychology pathway and at the same time earn the Gender and Sexuality Studies (certificate) (CRT.GSS.STDS) can do so by taking the following recommended courses within the Psychology Arts and Sciences transfer degree (AA.ARTS-SCI.PSY). 15 credit hours are required for the certificate:
Students who would like to follow the Psychology pathway and at the same time earn the Gender and Sexuality Studies letter of recognition can do so by taking the following recommended courses within the Psychology Arts and Sciences transfer degree (AA.ARTS-SCI.PSY). 9 credit hours are required for the Letter of Recognition:
Planning Tool: Two Year Sequence of Courses
Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements
The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of the General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212 ).
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits
Area of Concentration Requirements: 26 credits
Required Courses: 9 credits
Choose one course from the following: 3 credits
Students should check with their transfer institution on the most appropriate course for transfer.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
- Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
- Explain the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity.
- Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solving problems and interpreting quantitative information.
- Explain behavior and mental processes using basic psychological terminiology, concepts, and theories.
- Summarize general ideas and conclusions from psychological sources accurately.
- Describe how context and sociocultural factors shape conclusions about individual behavior.
- Articulate the skill sets desired by employers who hire or select people with psychology backgrounds.
- Describe how psychology’s content applies to business, health care, educational, and other workplace settings.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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