AA Degree with Designation in Psychology

Suggested Academic Plan

This is a list of classes that faculty in this area recommend you take toward your degree or certificate program. This is to be used as a guide only. It is NOT an official document. Please make sure you work with an academic advisor to adjust this plan to meet your scheduling needs. 

First Semester

Order of Courses Course Credits  Action 
General Psychology I (PSY 101) 3 Take this
English Composition I or II (ENG 121 or 122) 3 Choose one
Interpersonal Communications (COM 125 - recommended) or COM 115  Choose one
General Education Course in History (see History courses) Choose one
General Education course in Humanities, Literature or Philosophy (see choices) Choose one
  TOTAL Semester Credits  15   

Second Semester

Order of Courses Course Credits  Action 
General Psychology II (PSY 102) 3 Take this
English composition II (ENG 122 - or any GT-CO3) 3 Choose one
Science of Biology with Lab (BIO 105 - recommended) or any other SC1 course  4-5 Choose one
Introduction to Statistics (MAT 135) or College Algebra (MAT 121) 3-4 Choose one
  TOTAL Semester Credits  13-15   

Third Semester

Order of Courses Course Credits  Action 
10  Psychology course (see choices) 3 Choose one
11  General Biology with Lab (BIO 111 - recommended) or any other SC1 course 4-5 Choose one
12  Intercultural Communications (COM 220 - recommended), or any other approved elective Choose one
13  General Education Philosophy Course (see choices) Choose one
14  General Education Sociology Course (see choices) Choose one
  TOTAL Semester Credits  16-17  

Fourth Semester

Order of Courses Course Credits  Action 
15 Psychology course (see choices) 3 Choose one
16 Psychology course (see choices) 3 Choose one
17 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (BIO 201 - recommended), or other approved elective 4-5 Choose one
18 Will have to change new DwD MAT 135 (3) 3 Choose one
19 General Education course in Humanities or Literature (see choices) 3 Choose one
TOTAL Semester Credits 16-17  
  TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS  60   

Course Recommendations

Course Category Psychology Faculty Recommend 

General Education in Humanities, Literature and Philosophy

HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 212, PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113 Recommended based on content relevance Note: You may take any 3 AH courses out of at least two categories.
Psychology course PSY 217, 226, (235 or 238) Recommended to help ensure transfer Note: You may take any 3 GT psychology courses.
General Education courses in Social & Behavioral Sciences SOC 101, 102, 205, 207, 215, 216, 218, 220, 231, 237 Recommended based on content relevance Note: You may take any SS3 course.
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