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Planner for Arts & Sciences Transfer - Psychology (A.A.)


Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Psychology, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.ARTS-SCI.PSY

Total Credit Hours: 60

Psychology - see www.aacc.edu

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 Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies (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: 

  • GSS 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies (under Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • GSS/ENG 228 - Literature in English by Women (under Sophomore Literature)
  • GSS/PSY 216 - Human Sexuality or GSS/PSY 222 - Psychology of Women (under “additional 3 credits in Psychology”)
  • GSS/HEA 113 - Women’s Health (under Wellness)
  • One additional GSS course

Students who would like to follow the Psychology pathway and at the same time earn the Letter of Recognition in Gender and Sexuality Studies 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: 

  • GSS 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies (under Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • GSS/ENG 228 - Literature in English by Women (under Sophomore Literature)
  • GSS/HEA 113 - Women’s Health (under Wellness)


Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Lori Perez

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101H - Academic Writing and Research 1 - Honors   
(English GER)
3 credit hours    
MAT 133 - Finite Mathematics 
MAT 135 - Statistics  
Or more advanced level if qualified:
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
MAT 145 - Precalculus 1  
MAT 146 - Precalculus 2  
MAT 151 - Accelerated Precalculus  
MAT 191 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1  
MAT 192 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2  
MAT 202 - Linear Algebra 
MAT 230 - Elementary Calculus (For Business and Social Sciences)  
(Mathematics GER)
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements.  Some may require MAT 137.

3 credit hours    
Communications GER   
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours    
Technology Requirement  
May be achieved through an approved technology course, including a general education course.
3 credit hours    
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   
(Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement)
3 credit hours      

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  OR
ENG 102H - Academic Writing and Research 2 Honors  
3 credit hours      
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER   
BIO 101  is recommended, but students should check their transfer institutions.
3 - 4 credit hours    
HIS 111 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilizations  OR
HIS 112 - Early Modern and Modern Western Civilizations  OR
HIS 211 - United States History through the Civil War OR
HIS 212 - United States History Since the Civil War   
(Social & Behavioral Sciences GER)
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements.
3 credit hours    
Wellness Requirement    
 
3 credit hours    
PSY 100 - Career Development and Assessment   3 credit hours      

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG Sophomore Literature   
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Sciences GER  
3-4 credit hours    
PSY 211 - Developmental Psychology  OR
PSY 214 - Abnormal Psychology  
3 credit hours    
Choose one from the following:
PSY 102 - Psychology of African Americans  
PSY 205 - Child Psychology  
PSY 208 - Adolescent Psychology  
PSY 212 - Personality Psychology  
PSY 216 - Human Sexuality  
PSY 221 - Psychology of Men  
PSY 222 - Psychology of Women   
PSY 223 - Social Psychology   
PSY 224 - Multicultural Psychology  
PSY 250 - Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences   
3 credit hours    
Elective
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.
3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Electives

Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be taken as electives.

Students seeking the GSS Certificate and/or Letter of Recognition may wish to choose electives from the GSS area.
14 credit hours    

 

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