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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Psychology

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2


General Education - 34-36 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses One course must be a diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab: BIOL 110  and ERSC 121  recommended) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 105  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 153  recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-27 Credits

Program Requirements:

Critical Thinking

Choose one from this list:

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

** These courses may also be used as General Education Electives. Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

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.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. articulate in written, oral, or signed formats the fundamental perspectives, principles, concepts, vocabulary, and methods in many key areas of psychology;
  2. critically analyze and apply data derived from psychological research with humans and animals in evaluating alternatives and making personal and workplace decisions;
  3. analyze and evaluate psychological information found in film, television, radio, or information technology resources;
  4. demonstrate the use of technology tools for accessing, interpreting, and expressing psychological changes;
  5. articulate the relevance of diversity to various behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions; and
  6. understand their own weaknesses and strengths as learners.

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