May 21, 2018
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Psychology
General Education - 36-38 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course [PSYC 105 , SOCL 141 , OR WMST 101 recommended].)
- Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (Must be from 2 different disciplines – PSYC 101 recommended) 6 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab–BIOL 110 is recommended) 7-8 Credits.
- Mathematics (MATH 153 recommended) 3-4 Credits.
- Wellness and Health (HLTH 101 recommended) 3 Credits.
- Information Technology (CSIT 101 , CSIT 155 or recommended) 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives (PSYC 126 or SSCI 111 recommended) 2 Credits.
Degree Requirements - 9 Credits
Two-Semester Sequence - 6 Credits
Choose a two-semester sequence from this list:
Critical Thinking - 3 Credits
Choose one from this list:
** These courses may also be used as a General Education Elective.
Electives: 15-18 Credits
Recommended (Select 15-18 credits):
Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*
Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 18 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- articulate in written, oral, or signed formats the fundamental perspectives, principles, concepts, vocabulary, and methods in many key areas of psychology;
- critically analyze and apply data derived from psychological research with humans and animals in evaluating alternatives and making personal and workplace decisions;
- analyze and evaluate psychological information found in film, television, radio, or information technology resources;
- demonstrate the use of technology tools for accessing, interpreting, and expressing psychological changes;
- articulate the relevance of diversity to various behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions; and
- understand their own weaknesses and strengths as learners.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Psychology. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.