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Psychology, A.A. (053.4) ♦

Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Arts

This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and significant coursework in psychology and the disciplines that support it.

Graduates work for a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Psychology or related fields. The program also provides a strong and diverse preparation in the liberal arts and sciences for those desiring a broad educational background for transfer to a variety of programs at four-year institutions.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Explain how the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, historical trends and psychological principles apply to behavioral phenomena.
  2. Apply basic research skills, design principles and concepts to interpret behavior using critical and creative thinking and skeptical inquiry.
  3. Define formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and the values that contribute to positive outcomes in societal response to diversity, multicultural and global concerns.
  4. Present a cogent scientific argument of psychological concepts in written and spoken form.

Total: 15–17 credits

Total: 16 credits

Total: 13–14 credits

Total: 16 credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60–63

The following list of courses and electives are required for the PA Statewide Articulation Agreement in Psychology. Students intending to transfer to a PA Trac college or university should consult a transfer counselor early in their program.

Computer and Information Technology Elective

Science Course

Philosophy Elective

Science Elective

Students should select lab courses from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Astronomy.

Restricted Elective

Students should select from the following: Art, Dance, Foreign Language, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Literature, Music or Theatre.

Transfer Opportunities

The keystone icon indicates that this particular CCAC program is a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (TAOC) approved Associate Degree program. All credits earned in this program are accepted by any state system college in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, including California University of Pennsylvania , Carlow University , Clarion University of Pennsylvania , Edinboro University of Pennsylvania , Indiana University of Pennsylvania  and Slippery Rock University .

Other articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to  Grand Canyon University , La Roche College , Point Park University , Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth Campuses , Robert Morris University  and Westminster College . It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.