Psychology, A.S.

Associate of Science

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
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 13
2nd Semester
3CST 110 Introduction to Human 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 210 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 4
5PSY 2-- - Elective 3
7 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 17
4th Semester
BIO 102 General Biology II 4
PSY 211 Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences 4
5PSY 2-- - Elective 3
8 General Education Elective 3
Choose One
9 General Education Elective 3
ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3
Total 17
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Elective
1HIS
3
2MTH
154
3
PSY
200
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 13
2nd Semester
Introduction to Human Communication
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
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
PSY
210
4
2-- - Elective
5PSY
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
7
3
Total 17
4th Semester
BIO
102
4
PSY
211
4
2-- - Elective
5PSY
3
General Education Elective
8
3
Choose One
General Education Elective
9
3
Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITE
152
3
Total 17
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 62

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. Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area. Electives 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 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 Elective or ITE 152. Students should consult with an advisor prior to choosing to complete a transfer elective.