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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Psychology Specialization
 
Associate of Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO


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

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 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
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology I 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
BIO 102 General Biology II 4
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
1MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3
PSY 202 Introduction to Psychology II 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication or
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication
3
ENG 200 ENG  200  Level Literature Elective 3
HIS Elective 3
5PSY 231 Life Span Human Development I or
any 200-level psychology course
3
PSY 211 Research Methodology for Behavioral Sciences 3
Total   15
4th Semester
6___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
7___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ENG 200 ENG  200  Level Literature Elective 3
2PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
5PSY 232 Life Span Human Development II or
any 200-level psychology course
3
PSY 213 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Psychology Specialization=62

1 Any higher-level mathematics course may be substituted with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course; PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course..

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

4 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

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

6 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

7 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.