2019-2020

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Psychology

This Option is for those who plan to pursue a B.A. in psychology and entry-level careers in social work, counseling, and casework, at social agencies, community agencies, and other related fields.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply psychological knowledge and methods to personal, social or organizational issues.
  • Apply American Psychological Association (APA) format to an academic paper.

General Education:  In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes.  Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.


Note:

It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101.  For a list of WI courses available for registration go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses

Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism.  All other students, please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices.

Mandatory: Take PS 205 after forty-five (45) credits are completed and at least one other psychology course is completed or with instructor's permission.


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses:
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
Category 2 - Mathematics 3
Science (4 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses:  (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
SC 103 Nutrition 4
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
SC 105 Astronomy 4
SC 109 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
Technology (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses:  (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Category 4 - Technology 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses:
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (9 credits)
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses:
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
Category 6 - Humanities 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses:  (3 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses:
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Category 8 - Diversity 3

Option(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose four (4) courses from the following
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3
PS 201 Child Psychology 3
PS 202 Theories of Personality 3
PS 203 Abnormal Psychology 3
PS 204 Psychology of Aging 3
PS 206 Behavior Modification 3
PS 208 Human Sexuality 3
PS 209 Adult Development and Aging 3
Mandatory: Take PS 205 after forty-five (45) credits are completed and at least one other psychology course is completed OR with instructor's permission
PS 205 Social Psychology 3

Free Elective(2 credits)

Code Name Credits
COL 103 College Success 2

Total Credits 60


Academic Map


First Semester Credits
COL 103 College Success 2.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 14.0
Second Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
History Course I 3.0
Psychology Course 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
BS 100 OR Laboratory Course 4.0
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
History Course II 3.0
Psychology Course 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
PS 205 Social Psychology 3.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Diversity Course 3.0
Psychology Course 3.0
Total 15.0