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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Psychology

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Associate of Arts | PSYCH.AA | Transfer Option
CIP Code: 24.0199
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Program Description

The Psychology Concentration is recommended for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. General Psychology, Human Growth & Development, and other psychology survey courses and electives in this option provide the foundation for the upper-level psychology classes students will take when they transfer to a four-year college or university. To build an understanding of the social and cultural contexts that propel the scientific study of the human mind and behavior, the option also includes history and sociology courses. Students should consider the program requirements of their desired transfer institution as they make their course selections. Some colleges may require courses in a foreign language.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Psychology Concentration will be able to:

  • Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Analyze psychological phenomena through the lens of research design principles in psychology.
  • Apply ethical standards to scenarios related to psychological research and practice.
  • Apply psychological principles and practices to personal and career decision-making scenarios.
  • Collaborate effectively with individuals from varying subpopulations, including those from diverse socioeconomic and/or racial/ethnic backgrounds.

Sequence of Study - Psychology Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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