NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
    Instructional Programs

Psychology Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO  

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Purpose: The Psychology specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university for a Bachelor of Arts 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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   BIO101General Biology I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   PSY201Introduction to Psychology I3
   BIO102General Biology II 4
   ENG112College Composition II 3
MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
   PSY202Introduction to Psychology II 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1516

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG200-Level Literature Elective3
___Foreign Language3
   PSY211Research Methodology for Behavioral
   PSY231Life Span Human Development I3
   ENG200-Level Literature Elective 3
___Foreign Language 3
HISElective 3
   PSY213Statistics for Behavioral Sciences 3
   PSY232Life Span Human Development II 3

Total Credits/Semester1615

Total credits for A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in Psychology = 62.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Any higher mathematics course with a computer component may be substituted, see transfer requirements.

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, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 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 chair.

4 HIS 101-102 are recommended. Other social science courses may be substituted depending on the requirements of transfer institutions.

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