Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Arts, Psychology
Major: 8122
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 42.0101
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants: Case worker, Mental Health Technician and Child Life Specialist
29-2053.00 Psychiatric Technicians: Behavioral Technicians
21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors
19-4061.00 Social Science Research Assistants
13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
13-1071.00 Human Resources Specialists
11-3121.00 Human Resources Managers
19-3022.00 Survey Researchers
21-1092.00 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-3032.00 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
19-3031.00 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
29-1066.00 Psychiatrists
21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors
19-3039.01 Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists
15-2041.00 Statisticians
25-1066.00 Psychology Teachers, Post-secondary
17-2112.01 Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists


Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Psychology provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in psychological sciences or are preparing for graduate programs in psychology or related fields. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue numerous careers such as mid and top-level managers, market research analysts/specialists, human resources specialists/managers, social and human service assistants, psychiatric technicians, survey researchers, and probation officers/correctional treatment specialists. Most careers in psychology require graduate work. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to: psychologists (industrial-organizational, clinical, counseling, and school), research scientists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, statisticians, teachers, and human factors engineers.


Program Learning Outcomes
1. Explain how Psychology is a science and interdisciplinary. (PSY101, PSY132, PSY157, PSY215, PSY218, PSY225, PSY235, PSY240, PSY241, PSY248, PSY250, PSY260, PSY262, PSY266, PSY275, PSY277, PSY280, PSY290AB, PSY290AC)
2. Identify interrelationships between biological, psychological and socio-cultural processes. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, PSY101, PSY132, PSY157, PSY215, PSY218, PSY225, PSY235, PSY240, PSY241, PSY248, PSY250, PSY260, PSY262, PSY266, PSY275, PSY277, PSY280)
3. Apply Psychological science to everyday life and career goals. (PSY101, PSY132, PSY157, PSY215, PSY218, PSY225, PSY230, PSY231, PSY235, PSY240, PSY241, PSY248, PSY250, PSY260, PSY262, PSY266, PSY275, PSY277, PSY280, PSY290AB, PSY290AC)
4. Utilize a systematic method of investigation, design and conduct a psychology research project. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [MA])
5. Locate, interpret and evaluate research findings. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, CRE101, PSY101, PSY230, PSY231, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [FYC], [MA])
6. Analyze and interpret data using quantitative and qualitative methods. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, CIS105, CSC180, CSC180AA, CSC180AB, PSY230, PSY231, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [MA])
7. Utilize scientific findings and theories to generate new ideas. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [MA])
8. Evaluate the impact of socio-cultural diversity and societal inequality on social and psychological issues and research. (CRE101, PSY101, PSY132, PSY157, PSY215, PSY218, PSY225, PSY235, PSY240, PSY241, PSY248, PSY250, PSY260, PSY262, PSY266, PSY275, PSY277, PSY280, [FYC], [HU])
9. Interact effectively with others using an understanding of the role culture, values and biases play in communication. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, CRE101, PSY101, PSY132, PSY157, PSY215, PSY218, PSY225, PSY235, PSY240, PSY241, PSY248, PSY250, PSY260, PSY262, PSY266, PSY275, PSY277, PSY280, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [FYC], [HU], [MA], (COM))
10. Utilize effective written, oral and visual communication skills in varied contexts, in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of psychology. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, CIS105, CRE101, CSC180, CSC180AA, CSC180AB, PSY101, PSY132, PSY157, PSY215, PSY218, PSY225, PSY230, PSY231, PSY235, PSY240, PSY241, PSY248, PSY250, PSY260, PSY262, PSY266, PSY275, PSY277, PSY280, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [FYC], [HU], [MA], (COM))
11. Apply ethical standards and social responsibility to evaluate psychological science and practice. (BIO100, BIO156, BIO181, CRE101, PSY101, PSY230, PSY231, PSY290AB, PSY290AC, [FYC], [HU], (COM))
Required Courses
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3

+ PSY230 Introduction to Statistics (3) OR
+ PSY230 Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
+ PSY231 Laboratory for Statistics (1) 3-4

+ PSY290AB Research Methods (4) OR
+ PSY290AC Research Methods (4) 4

Select one of the following PSY Electives:
PSY132 Psychology and Culture (3)
PSY157 African/Black Psychology (3)
+ PSY215 Introduction to Sport Psychology (3)
+ PSY218 Health Psychology (3)
+ PSY225 Psychology of Religion (3)
+ PSY235 Psychology of Gender (3)
+ PSY240 Developmental Psychology (3)
+ PSY241 Understanding and Changing Behavior (3)
+ PSY248 Psychology of Adolescent Development (3)
+ PSY250 Social Psychology (3)
+ PSY260 Psychology of Personality (3)
+ PSY262 Positive Psychology (3)
+ PSY266 Abnormal Psychology (3)
+ PSY275 Biopsychology (4)
+ PSY277 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
+ PSY280 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3) 3-4
Credits: 13-15

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

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