Psychology Associate in Arts

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The Associate of Arts in Psychology offers students a foundation of the principles of psychology and direct application of theory. This degree is designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year degree program or to begin a career connected to the field of psychology. Students will have the opportunity to use their skills in the community and design their own research. 

Requirements

Technical Standards

Technical Standards have been created as a guideline for completion of the Psychology Degree. Students’ seeking a career in the area of Psychology or looking to transfer to a four-year institution, should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, collaborate effectively with others, adapt to a variety of situations, and use critical thinking skills to solve problems.  

Internship Considerations
Students’ completing an internship program will be required to submit proof of immunizations to the college along with any other information needed by the assigned site. 

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to the Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in psychology more than ten years old will be evaluated by the Department Chair on an individual basis. In the case of English and math course transfers, it may be recommended that the student take portions of the Accuplacer Placement Test to verify the skill level required in order to be successful in subsequent classes with the program. 

First Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
PSYC110G Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
FYE101G First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
CIS110G Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
or
 
CIS107G Essentials of Computer Literacy 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
Math Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 18-19

Second Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Psychology Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Psychology Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
ENGL210G Oral Communications 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Math Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
English Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 16

Third Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Psychology Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Psychology Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 16

Fourth Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
PSYC241G Social Science Research Methods 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Psychology Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 16

Psychology Electives Include:

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
PSYC205G Crisis Intervention 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PSYC210G Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PSYC215G Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PSYC230G Educational Psychology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PSYC235G Health Psychology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
PSYC281G Psychology Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
Total Credits

Total Overall Credits : 66-67

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