Psychology, A.S.

Associate of Science
Campuses: Offered Through AL, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge

This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a BS or B.A. degree in psychology.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges and universities vary in their course and GPA requirements, students are advised to work closely with their faculty advisors and counseling staff to choose classes.  Electives should be chosen carefully to meet the requirements of transfer institutions. The responsibility for proper course selections rests with the student.  The program is designed to transfer especially well to George Mason University.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1HIS Elective 3
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 13
2nd Semester
3CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2MTH 245 Statistics I 3
5PSY 2__  Elective 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
6ENG 2__  Literature Elective 3
PSY 213 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3
5PSY 2__  Elective 3
7 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 16
4th Semester
BIO 102 General Biology II 4
PSY 211 Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences 3
5PSY 2__  Elective 3
8 General Education Elective 3
Choose One
General Education Elective 3
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
9ITE 119 Information Literacy
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Elective
1HIS
3
2MTH
154
3
PSY
200
3
SDV
100
1
Total 13
2nd Semester
3CST
110
3
ENG
112
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
2MTH
245
3
2__  Elective
5PSY
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BIO
101
4
2__  Literature Elective
6ENG
3
PSY
213
3
2__  Elective
5PSY
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
7
3
Total 16
4th Semester
BIO
102
4
PSY
211
3
2__  Elective
5PSY
3
General Education Elective
8
3
Choose One
General Education Elective
3
Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE
115
Information Literacy
9ITE
119
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60

1 HIS 101 HIS 102 or HIS 112 are recommended. Other HIS courses may be chosen from the list of approved general education courses.

2 May substitute two higher level mathematics courses.: Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261 and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 264 .Seek advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of other transfer institutions.

CST 100 CST 126 or CST 229  may be substituted.

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

5 Choose any 200-level psychology course to fulfill this requirement. Select a course that meets the requirements of the institution to which you plan to transfer. Students cannot take the one semester version course and combine with the two semester version course. PSY 201 and PSY 202 cannot be combined with PSY 200. PSY 231 and PSY 232 cannot be combined with PSY 230, and PSY 231 cannot be combined with PSY 235.

6 Choose from the courses listed as approved 200-level literature courses.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

8 Select any course listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Students may take another General Education Electives or ITE 115/ITE 119. Students should consult with an advisor prior to choosing to complete a transfer elective.