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Catalog 2016-17 
Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

Important Information

Short Description

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Psychology. Psychology literally means “the study of the mind.” It focuses on mental processes and behavior in humans and other animals. Psychology is the science of how we think, feel, act, and interact with the world. 

Type of Credential

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

Program Code

P 265

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

West Side, Dr. Jennifer Pemberton
443-840-4323 or jpemberton@ccbcmd.edu

East Side, Dr. Charles Seltzer
443-840-1921 or cseltzer@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:


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 .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 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 transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 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.