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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2016-2017 [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 - 63 credits

First Semester (16)

Second Semester (14)

Third Semester (18)

Fourth Semester (15)

  • 3 credits
  • Psychology Elective 3 credits 3

  • Humanities Elective 3 credits

  • General Elective 3 credits

  • Literature Elective 3 credits


1 A 4-credit laboratory science course is required.

2 Elective must be other than PSYC or SOCI course.

3The Psychology elective should be selected from the following: PSYC 202 Educational Psychology; PSYC 208, Health Psychology; PSYC 210 Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport; PSYC 220 Psychology of Human Relationships; or PSYC 240, Child Psychology.

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