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Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration

Location(s): Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, Online

Important Information

Short Description

This area of concentration 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
Area of Concentration – Psychology

Program Code

A 265

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

West Side, Colleen Kline
443-840-5320 or ckline@ccbcmd.edu

East Side, Jessica Carroll
443-840-1367 or jcarroll2@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

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Science with or without lab (ENVS 101  recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Two-Semester Sequence - HIST 102  or HIST 112  3 Credit(s).
  • Program Electives 6-9 Credit(s).

Courses Needed for this Area of Concentration*

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 108  and ENVS 101  recommended) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 153  recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 105  highly recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Concentration Requirements and Electives - 24-26 Credits

Required Courses:

Critical Thinking

Choose one from this list:

Additional Program Requirements

Program Electives:

Select 9-17 credits from the following list of electives to attain 60 credits for the degree.  A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits.  Additional courses beyond those listed below may be used to complete the degree requirements with the approval of the Program Coordinator/Academic Dean.  Electives should be chosen based on requirements of the transfer institution.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*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.

Area of Concentration Description

This area of concentration 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 concentration 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.

Area of Concentration Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, 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.