Jul 28, 2021
PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in psychology.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is designed for transfer. 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. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/
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.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 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.
- Accurately summarize an empirical research study
- Critically evaluate and interpret psychological phenomena using scientific reasoning.
- Apply statistical tests in the analysis of behavioral data.
- SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
- ENG 111 - College Composition I 3 credits
- MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits Additional Course Options: MTH 161 , MTH 263 .
- PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology 3 credits
- SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I 4 credits Approved Course Options: FRE 101 or Approved Elective (meet with advisor)
- CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking 3 credits
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- MTH 245 - Statistics l 3 credits
- SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II 4 credits Approved Course Options: FRE 102 or Approved Elective (meet with advisor)
- PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology 3 credits
- HIS 121 - United States History I 3 credits Additional Course Option: HIS 122 .
- BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits
- PSY 213 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
- ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 102 , CST 130 , CST 151 , MUS 121 .
- HIS 111 - History of World Civilization I 3 credits Approved Course Options: HIS 112 , HIS 121 , HIS 122 .
- ENG 241 - Survey of American Literature I 3 credits Approved Course Options: ENG 242 , ENG 251 , ENG 252 ENG 243 , ENG 244
- BIO 102 - General Biology II 4 credits
- PHI 220 - Ethics 3 credits
- PSY 225 - Theories of Personality 3 credits
Transfer Elective options: (3 credits) HLT 160 , PLS 135 , REL 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 268 , any “Additional Course Option” listed above with ART, CST, ENG, HIS,or MUS prefix.
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.
Students 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.