Sep 28, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, A.A.

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CIP: 42.0101
School of Liberal Arts, 505-428-1722

This program is for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and obtain a bachelor’s degree in psychology. It includes transferable general education requirements as well as psychology courses. These courses are designed to give students a basic foundation in psychology as well as transfer as introductory-level classes at a four-year institution. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisors to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Follow these semester-by-semester maps to complete your degree on schedule. Courses marked with a diamond ♦ are especially important to take in the scheduled semester because they are prerequisites needed for courses in the following semesters or because they are only offered one time per year.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize, assess and integrate the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
  • Define and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Identify, examine and utilize the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavioral and mental processes.
  • Find coherence among and attribute psychological principles to interpersonal, social and organizational issues.
  • Evaluate evidence, interpret ambiguity and model the ethics and values that are the underpinnings of psychology.

General Education Requirements: (33 Credits Minimum)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (8 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Related Requirements: (3 Credits Minimum)

Choose from courses in Anthropology (ANTH), Criminal Justice (CRJS), Human Services (HMSV), Paralegal Studies (LEGL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOCI).

Total 60 Credits Min.

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