PSYCHOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Psychology

School(s): Social Sciences & Global Studies

CIP Code: 42.0101
MCC Program Code: PC01
NYSED Code (BRI): 37707
NYSED Code (DCC): 37708
Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
The Psychology A.S. degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university and to earn a Baccalaureate degree in psychology or a related area by providing foundational courses that parallel the first two years in a four-year institution. Introductory psychology, statistics, and research methods lay a foundation for courses in areas such as developmental, social, and abnormal psychology. Students will broaden their education by taking additional courses in psychology and other social sciences, writing, humanities, and natural sciences. Students who graduate with this degree will be well-prepared for transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program in psychology. Students who transfer to a SUNY four-year institution will have met the requirements for junior standing in the psychology major.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Compare and contrast contemporary theories in psychology
2. Identify the biological and cognitive correlates of behavior and mental processes
3. Analyze fundamental concepts in human physical, cognitive, social, or emotional development
4. Apply basic research methods to psychological questions
5. Critically evaluate arguments related to psychological questions
6. Analyze ethical issues in the field of psychology
7. Analyze the influence of sociocultural factors on individuals’ thoughts and actions
8. Assess the interaction between psychology as a science (e.g., in research) and the professional practice of psychology (e.g., in clinical or organizational settings)
9. Use APA writing style to effectively communicate psychological information

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
- Minimum English placment of TRS 200
- Minimum Mathematics Placement of Level 4

Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER:
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE *
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER:
MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences#
4
PSY 108 Fundamentals of APA Style
1
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology – Child OR
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology – Adolescence OR
PSY 212 Developmental Psychology – Lifespan
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE**
4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE***
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER:
PSY 205 Social Psychology
3
PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology
3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology OR
GLS 100/SOC 210 Global Interdependence
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION -THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER:
PSY 220 Research Methods in Social Sciences
3
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE***
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60
* PHL 103 recommended
**Course selection is restricted to SUNY-NS with lab. BIO 133 Human Biology with BIO 132 Laboratory to Accompany Human Biology is recommended.
*** PROGRAM ELECTIVES: Choose any PSY course not already taken as a requirement for the degree (except PSY 290); or SOC 101.
#MTH 160 combined with MTH 161 can substitute for MTH 162.

revised 8/2/2018

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