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Psychology AA & AS

Transfer Degree Description - Psychology AA

If you are fascinated by the human brain and how it processes thoughts and feelings, a degree program in psychology will align with your interests. It will also provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career path that focuses on understanding how the mind functions and the effect that mental health can have on our individual behavior and group interactions. You will learn how personality, environment, and experiences shape the way we think, feel, and act in our lives and relationships.

An associate of arts program in Psychology could be a first step toward a variety of professional roles in this field, including substance abuse counselor, human resources director, or social worker. In this program, you will primarily explore the social aspects of human behavior. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

Students should work closely with their Otero advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BIO
ENG 121
MAT ----
PSY 101

Biology w/Lab I
English Composition I
**See Note at bottom of Page**
General Psychology I

4/5
3
3-4
3

 

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ENG 122
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PSY 102
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Lab Science GT-SC1
English Composition II
Social/Behavioral Sciences
General Psychology II
Elective

 

3/4
3
3
3
3

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

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PSY 238
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PSY 249

Social/Behavioral Sciences
Child Development
Elective
*Arts and Humanities
Abnormal Behavior

3
3
3
3
3

 

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PSY 239
HIS
COM 115
    or COM 125

*Arts and Humanities
Adolescent and Adult Development
History
Public Speaking
    or Interpersonal Communications

 

6
3
3
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3

 

AA Transfer Degree ADVISING SHEET

 **One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), Prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics,
Except:
*Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120:Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121 College Algebra
*Colorado University - Pueblo prefers MAT 121:College Algebra
*Fort Lewis College requires MAT 135:Introduction to Statistics
*University of Colorado Boulder requires MAT 121:College Algebra or higher
*University of Colorado Colorado Springs requires MAT 121: College Algebra
*Western State Colorado University requires MAT 121: College Algebra

 

Transfer Degree Description - Psychology AS

If you are fascinated by the science of the human brain, a degree program in psychology will align with your interests. It will also provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career path focused on understanding how the mind functions and how different neurological conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder, can affect individual behavior and group interactions. You will learn about child development, while also examining different learning theories and behavior principles.

An associate of science program in Psychology can be a first step toward a variety of professional roles in this field, including psychiatric technician, laboratory assistant, or rehabilitation case worker. In this program, you will primarily explore the neuroscience behind human behavior. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Students should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

BIO 111
ENG 121
MAT 121
PSY 101

General College Biology I
English Composition I
College Algebra
General Psychology I

5
3
4
3

 

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ENG 122
HIS
PSY 102
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Social/Behavioral Sciences
English Composition II
History
General Psychology II
Elective

 

3
3
3
3
3

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHE 111
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PHI 111
    or PHI 112

General College Chemistry I
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
    or Ethics

5
3
3
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3

 

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COM 115
    or COM 125

Electives
Arts and Humanities
Public Speaking
  or Interpersonal Communications

 

10
3
--
3

 

AS Transfer Degree ADVISING SHEET

 

Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Denver should complete both two-semester sequences of BIO 111 & 112 and CHE 111 & 112 at the community college; in addition, electives are restricted to non-Psychology courses.

 *If a student should need to take remedial and/or pre-requisite courses they are not included in this degree plan.

*Some courses may not be offered at Otero but available with CCCOnline.

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