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College Catalog 2014-2015

LIBERAL ARTS
Psychology Specialization
 
Associate of Arts Degree
Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose: This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Transfer Information: Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
2PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology I 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
BIO 102 General Biology II 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication or 3
  CST  126  Interpersonal Communication  
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3
2PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
ENG 200-Level Literature Elective 3
5___ 201 Foreign Language 3
6HIS Elective 3
PSY 211 Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences 3
7PSY 231 Life Span Human Development I or
any 200-level psychology course
3
Total   15
4th Semester
5___ 202 Foreign Language 3
6HIS Elective 3
8 ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PSY 213 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3
7PSY 232 Life Span Human Development II or
any 200-level psychology course
3
Total   15
Total credits for the Psychology Specialization=61

1 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. MTH 151 and MTH 152 are not sufficient for the B.S. degree at George Mason University and possibly other colleges where higher-level math might be required. Students planning to transfer to some B.S. degree programs may take any two courses from the following list: MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 241, MTH 173, MTH 174, MTH 270, MTH 271, MTH 272, MTH 273, and MTH 274. Seek advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of other transfer institutions. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272.

2 Students cannot take the one semester version course and combine with the two semester version course. PSY 201 and PSY 202 cannot be combined with PSY 200. PSY 231 and PSY 232 cannot be combined with PSY 230, and PSY 231 cannot be combined with PSY 235.

3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution.

5 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201–202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201–202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101–102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101–102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising division dean.

6 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 are recommended.

7 Psychology majors can either take the sequence of PSY 231 and PSY 232, or they can choose any other two 200-level psychology courses (with the exception of PSY 200) to fulfill this requirement.

8 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

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