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AA: Specialized Curriculum Area


Associate of Arts
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain knowledge of psychology terminology, concepts, theories, and principles.

Take introductory-level courses in psychological practice, theory, and research and learn how you can apply psychological content to business, healthcare, education, and workplace settings. For example, you’ll learn how to apply problem-solving strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in a variety of contexts. Plus, courses you take in this specialized curriculum area may be applicable to a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Total Credits Required: 60

Curriculum Courses: 25 Credits

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • 12 credits of PSYC coursework; we recommend the following:
    • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)
    • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)
    • (3 Credits, PSYC 351)
    • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)
  • 6 credits of elective coursework; we recommend you take courses that are applicable to the bachelor’s degree in psychology

General Education Courses: 35 Credits

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
AA Specialization & Psychology Major
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
General Education: Math; AA Specialization & Psychology Major
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, PSYC 321)
AA Specialization & Psychology Major
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
11 Take these courses simultaneously:

(3 Credits, BIOL 101)

(1 Credit, BIOL 102)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, HIST 156)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(3 Credits, SOCY 100)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, PSYC 335)
AA Specialization & Psychology Major
(3 Credits, PSYC 351)
AA Specialization & Psychology Major
(3 Credits, PSYC 353)
AA Specialization & Psychology Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 3-credit elective course Elective
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 1-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

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