About this course
The Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology is designed for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities. This program option meets transfer requirements of our surrounding local four-year Institutions for the Bachelor Degree in Psychology. Psychology is a behavioral science that emphasizes the understanding of behavior (feelings, actions, and thoughts) of individuals. It should be noted that psychology typically focuses on the study of humans though psychologists have interests in other species.
Psychology as a science is most closely related to the biological sciences, although its application often involves personal and/or cultural philosophical beliefs or values. Students who major in psychology are expected to be able to think critically and scientifically about behavior, and be able to apply the principles of psychology to the understanding of behavior.
Third, transfer credit varies among colleges; therefore, students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor’s degree in this discipline should consult with an advisor to determine the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer to and to select courses that will meet the requirements for both the associate and baccalaureate degree programs. Transfer students may still earn an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology while preparing to transfer to a four year college or university.