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Psychology

 
Option offered through Liberal Arts

This program is for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Psychology. 
 
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to:
 
  • demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • understand, develop insights, and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues. 
  • weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
  • demonstrate information competence, ability to use computers and other technology, and an ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats. 
  • recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
Search for courses in the online course catalog.

Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

ENG101 - English Comp I
HIS101 - Intro to Western Civilization I
MAT 119 - Algebra (or higher)
PSY101 - General Psychology
Modern Language

Second Semester

ENG102 - English Comp II
HIS102 - Intro to Western Civilization II
MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics
PSY 102 - Psychology of Personality
Elective - Humanities
Modern Language

Second Year

Third Semester

ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking
SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology
CIS 100 - Intro to Computer Applications
PSY - 200 Level Course
Elective - Gen. Ed. Humanities

Fourth Semester

SOC 206 - Minorities in American Life
PSY 213 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSY - 200 level elective
Elective - Laboratory Science
Electives - Humanities or PHI 205

*It is suggested that electives be chosen from the following list:

PSY 204, 207, 211, 212, 218, 219
FIA 111, 112
AST 101, 102
GOV 201, 202, 205
Modern Languages (all)
SOC 102, 103, 203, 204, 207, 209, 273
HIS 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 209
GEY 101, 102
ECO 201, 202
URS 101
HUG 101
Any 200 Level English Course

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a four-year degree program majoring in the Social Sciences or Liberal Arts, or other areas of interest and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/ articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer counselor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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