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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2022-2023 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, A.A.

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Psychology (115)
Associate in Arts Degree

The Psychology Program, leading to an Associate in Arts Degree, is designed to prepare students to continue the study of psychology at a four-year institution with a background to sufficiently prepare them for more advanced study. Each four-year college or university determines which BC3 courses are acceptable in transfer. Students should contact the institution for assurance prior to registering for the course at BC3.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Identify the eras associated with the major schools of thought in the history of psychology.
  • Differentiate among the major contemporary perspectives in the field of psychology.
  • Cite the characteristics and age-related changes associated with developmental psychology including physical, social, and cognitive development.
  • Enumerate basic research methods, including advantages and disadvantages.

Minimum - 60-62 credits

Third Semester (15)

Fourth Semester (15)

     Social Sciences Elective 3 credits
     Literature Elective 3 credits
     Humanities Elective 3 credits
     General Elective 3 credits
     Psychology Elective 3 credits 1


The Psychology elective should be selected from the following: PSYC 223 Social Psychology, PSYC 202 Educational Psychology, PSYC 208 Health Psychology, PSYC 220 Psychology of Human Relationships, PSYC 245 Abnormal Child & Adolescent Psychology, PSYC 242 Understanding Children’s Play, PSYC 230 Introduction to Behavioral Science Research, or PSYC 210 Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport.

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