Award: Associate of Arts Degree
For more information: Contact Prof. Manolya Bayar,
443-412-2486, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
|No. of credits required: |
This area of concentration is designed to prepare students for transfer to
baccalaureate programs with major emphasis on psychology
and the behavioral sciences. Students planning careers in a
variety of related fields may also use this option as a general
The student may take all courses for the degree online or combination of online and face to face classes. Students who intend to complete all courses online should contact Manolya Bayar, 443-412-2486, or via email at email@example.com.
Upon completion of the psychology program, students will be able to:
- Apply basic terminology of the discipline.
- Compare and contrast psychological models of behavior.
- Evaluate major psychological theories.
- Explain major research methods and provide examples of when they can be used most effectively.
- Compose research papers employing appropriate information literacy skills, and using standard writing formats such as APA or MLA.
- Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
Students should consult the catalog of the college or university
to which they plan to transfer to determine appropriate
electives and the number of psychology courses which
transfer toward a major. Students must still meet department
requirements at the transfer institution.
There are many opportunities for transfer. One option for the
Bachelorís in psychology is the dual admissions program with
University of Maryland University College. Interested students
should contact academic advising.
Graduates with A.A. and B.A. degrees may be employed in
community mental health agencies, crisis centers, correctional
facilities, government agencies, and senior citizen centers.
Degrees beyond the A.A. and experience are usually necessary
for positions above entry level.
Those with a Master of Arts or Science degree may find
employment in counseling centers, hospitals, law enforcement
and other government agencies, primary and secondary
schools, and community colleges.
Psychologists with a Ph.D. degree find employment in
universities and colleges, research facilities, hospitals, mental
health clinics and private and public counseling centers.
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:|
Recommended Course Sequence
* BIO 100 (Fundamentals of Biology) or BIO 120
(General Biology I) are recommended.
** Electives should be chosen according to personal or career
interests or to the requirements of the institution to which
transfer is planned.
*** It is suggested that students choose from the following as
part of their program of study:
SOC 102 (Social Problems) and CIS 102 (Introduction to
# A four credit Biological/Physical Science Lab course may be substituted.
The following courses are taught in online and face to face formats:
PSY 101, PSY 202, PSY 204, PSY 208, PSY 209, and PSY 214.