Begin your study of psychology the wise, cost-efficient way by earning an Associate of Science degree in Psychology from Montco. 

Montco's range of classes in psychology, social sciences and the liberal arts enables you to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution. With a foundation in psychology you can pursue an array of advanced degrees and careers. Talk to an advisor to learn more about careers in psychology.

To accommodate our students' schedules, we offer this program's coursework at Montco's Central and West campuses as well as online.

Program outcomes
  • 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; 
  • Apply the key assumptions of the major theoretical frameworks in psychology to the understanding of human behavior.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
MAT 106 Mathematics Applications 3
Elective Technological Fluency Elective 3
SOC 101 or ANT 104 Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
BIO 120 or BIO 121 Concepts of Biology or General Biology I 4
Elective Foreign Language Elective1 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
Electives PSY Electives 9
MAT 130 Probability and Statistics 4
POL 124 American National Government 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 206 Human Development 3
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 231 Research Methods in Psychology 3

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
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 Any Technological Fluency Elective 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
SOC 101 or ANT 104 Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 3
PSY 206 Human Development 3
PSY Elective PSY Elective 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
POL 124 American National Government 3
BIO 120 or BIO 121 Concepts of Biology or General Biology I 4
MAT 130 Probability and Statistics 4
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
PSY 231 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY Elective PSY Elective 3
PSY Elective PSY Elective 3
Elective Foreign Language* 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 120 or BIO 121 Concepts of Biology or General Biology I 4
PSY 206 Human Development 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
Elective Foreign Language* 3
PSY Elective PSY Elective 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
Elective Any Technological Fluency Elective 3
PSY Elective PSY Elective 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
POL 124 American National Government 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 130 Probability and Statistics 4
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
PSY 231 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY Elective PSY Elective 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
SOC 101 or ANT 104 Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 3

1 Any TAOC-approved foreign language course.