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Psychology
Associate in Arts

Purpose

The Associate in Arts with an emphasis in psychology is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. This educational plan addresses issues of human behavior and thought, provides the opportunity to gain fuller understanding of one's self and others, and develops skills in human relations, communication, research, and analysis. Emphasis in psychology provides preparation for a variety of careers, and will benefit students majoring in education, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, business, law, medicine, or other disciplines that deal with people. Consult with psychology faculty for additional information.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 Centralia College catalog.

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology (SS) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology (SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
PSYC 250 Social Psychology (SS) OR  
PSYC 210 Personality Theories (SS) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

  Elective 5
  Elective 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

  Elective 7
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 13

BIOL& 170 Human Biology (S), CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry, or CHEM& 161 Gen Chemistry w/lab I (S), PSYC& 220 Abnormal Psychology (SS), SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) recommended.

Psychology majors are encouraged to develop a broad base in the social sciences.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)