PURPOSE: This program is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities for degrees in psychology and related disciplines. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the associate of science degree (A.S.). Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study.
By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
Recognize and apply psychological terminology, major theoretical perspectives, content domains, and figures in the context of the discipline of psychology.
Identify relevant sources of psychology-related information and accurately summarize in APA format.
Analyze a peer-reviewed empirical research study.
Critically evaluate and interpret psychological phenomena.
Apply statistical tests in the analysis of behavioral data.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
2Students should consult with their academic advisor and check with prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.
3Students who completed three years of the same foreign language in high school have met the foreign language requirement and must take two courses from the Elective options instead of SPA or FRE 101-FRE 102. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into FRE or SPA 102. Please check with your advisor to determine the best option(s) for course substitution or if you wish to take a foreign language other than Spanish or French.
4Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at desired four-year institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.