Psychology AS

Montgomery County Community College’s Psychology AS degree curriculum integrates a broad spectrum of courses in psychology and other disciplines to prepare students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to pursue advanced degrees and a variety of careers.

The College offers Psychology courses at both its Central Campus in Blue Bell, West Campus in Pottstown, as well as online through its Virtual Campus.

The program meets the competencies and requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC) for seamless transfer to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Career Pathway

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate research methods and conclusions derived from that research;
  • Apply psychological knowledge (concepts, theories, and research) to self-understanding and problem-solving;
  • Differentiate the contributions of culture, individual experience, physiology, and development that may influence human behavior and experience; and
  • Apply the key assumptions of the major theoretical frameworks in psychology to the understanding of human behavior;

CURRICULUM

FIRST SEMESTER

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3

SECOND SEMESTER

ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
SOC 101 or
ANT 104
Intro to Sociology or
Cultural Anthropology 
3
PSY 206 Human Development 3
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Elective PSY 3

THIRD SEMESTER

SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
POL 124 American National Government 3
BIO 120 or
BIO 121
Concepts of Biology or
General Biology I
4
MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSY 215
(16 Credit Hours)
Abnormal Psychology 3

FOURTH SEMESTER

PSY 231 Research Methods in Psychology 4
Elective PSY Elective 3
Elective PSY Elective 3
Elective Foreign Language* 3
Elective
(15-16 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2-3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 61-62

*Foreign Language Elective should be one approved as part of the core curriculum.

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 Created on: 3/10/2015

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