School of Continuing Studies Majors and Courses

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    At Dean College, we realize that your time and money are precious resources. That's why as one of the top schools for continuing education in Massachusetts, we combine low cost, with academic quality and a proven track record, to offer value that is unmatched. With certificate and part-time degree programs developed with convenience in mind, we make it easy to learn at any stage of life. Features such as online, accelerated, Saturday and night classes offer our students the flexibility needed to succeed and is one reason why Dean has been recognized as one of the top continuing studies programs in Massachusetts and all of New England.

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  • Psychology

    Associate Degree in Psychology (School of Continuing Studies)

    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.

    Because psychology is the study of how people process their experiences and how they behave, a Psychology major is a good preparation for any career that involves interactions with people, including positions in teaching, sales, management, law, social work or religion. According to the American Psychological Association, specific career paths with a Psychology degree include school, community, health, or consumer psychology; industrial/organizational psychology; counseling psychology; human relations; teaching and research.

    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 such as 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.

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    Course Sequence

    Psychology

    Core (28 credits) Credits
    EDU 111
    Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    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
    Major (24 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    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
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    Electives (9 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TTOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits

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