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  • Psychology

    Associate Degree in Psychology

    In today’s hyper-connected world, an education in psychology is more relevant than ever. No matter what career you intend to pursue, a strong understanding of human behavior will help you get ahead.

    An associate degree in psychology from Dean College provides an ideal foundation for a wide range of careers and for seamless transfer to a four-year program in developmental, clinical, educational, or social psychology.

    In small classes, you’ll work closely with faculty members who get to know you as an individual. In addition to a broad foundation in the liberal arts, you’ll study topics like human development, child psychology, and abnormal psychology.

    And when you graduate, you’ll have a great foundation for any career, including counseling psychology, research, human relations, teaching, sales, management, law, social work, or religion.

    Course Sequence

    Psychology

    MAJOR (24 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    PSY 202
    Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective
    3
    PSY 250
    Social Psychology
    3
    PSY 201
    Abnormal Psychology
    3
    PSY 234
    Learning and Memory
    3
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVE (9 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits

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