Psychology (AA Degree)

 

The Associate of Arts degree in Psychology is designed for transfer to the three Arizona State universities. It is the student's responsibility to understand that the requirements differ significantly among universities. Students should see an advisor to plan their program of study.

 

 
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 Minimum Credits Required: 60
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Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics

5

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

Two courses.

 

8

General Education Options (0-6 credits) 

 

 

Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits.

0-6

Special Requirements

Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry

"W"

Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness

"E"

Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

"C"

Degree Core Requirements (10 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 230

Introduction to Statistics

3

PSY 250

Social Psychology

4

Electives (9 credits)

Select 9 credit hours from the following list.

Course

Course Title

Hours

PSY 205

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 227

Personality Development

3

PSY 236

Psychology of Women

3

PSY 240

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 255

Introduction to Biological Psychology

3

Additional Electives (6 credits)

Any transferable coursework as listed in the Course Equivalency Guide (aztransfer.com), excluding Special Courses.

What will I learn?

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that completers will possess at the end of their program of study. 

  • Define and apply  key terms, concepts and theories of psychology  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the  research methods used  in the field of psychology
  • Apply  critical thinking skills to evaluate the credibility of research, theories, and applications in the field
  • Describe the major theoretical frameworks used in psychology.
  • Explain how nature and nurture  influence human behavior

How will my placement test scores affect my course sequence?

Depending on your English and/or Math placement scores, you may be required to take an additional course or courses that will increase the posted estimated timeline. Placement tests are given to students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them to the appropriate courses. Test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
 

English/Reading

Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102

 

Math

Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 142
PSY 230*

Track 2:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 140 (combines MAT 097 + MAT 142)
PSY 230*


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner. 

*Core requirement