Award: Associate of Arts Degree –
Option in Arts & Sciences
For more information: Contact Prof. Manolya Bayar,
443-412-2486, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
|No. of credits required: |
This option is designed to prepare students for transfer to
baccalaureate programs with major emphasis on psychology
and the behavioral sciences. Students planning careers in a
variety of related fields may also use this option as a general
The psychology program is available online. The student may take all courses for the degree online or combination of online and face to face classes. Students who intend to complete all courses online should contact Professor Frederick Mitchell, 443-412-2364, email@example.com.
Upon completion of the psychology program, students will be able to:
- Apply basic terminology of the discipline.
- Compare and contrast psychological models of behavior.
- Evaluate major psychological theories.
- Explain major research methods and provide examples of when they can be used most effectively.
- Compose research papers employing appropriate information literacy skills, and using standard writing formats such as APA or MLA.
- Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
Students should consult the catalog of the college or university
to which they plan to transfer to determine appropriate
electives and the number of psychology courses which
transfer toward a major. Students must still meet department
requirements at the transfer institution.
There are many opportunities for transfer. One option for the
Bachelor’s in psychology is the dual admissions program with
University of Maryland University College. Interested students
should contact academic advising.
Graduates with A.A. and B.A. degrees may be employed in
community mental health agencies, crisis centers, correctional
facilities, government agencies, and senior citizen centers.
Degrees beyond the A.A. and experience are usually necessary
for positions above entry level.
Those with a Master of Arts or Science degree may find
employment in counseling centers, hospitals, law enforcement
and other government agencies, primary and secondary
schools, and community colleges.
Psychologists with a Ph.D. degree find employment in
universities and colleges, research facilities, hospitals, mental
health clinics and private and public counseling centers.
Recommended Course Sequence
* BIO 100 (Fundamentals of Biology) or BIO 120
(General Biology I) are recommended.
** Electives should be chosen according to personal or career
interests or to the requirements of the institution to which
transfer is planned.
*** It is suggested that students choose from the following as
part of their program of study:
SOC 102 (Social Problems), CIS 102 (Introduction to
Information Sciences), and BIO 109 (Human Genetics).
**** MATH 216 (Introduction to Statistics) is recommended.