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Psychology

A great start on a bachelor’s degree in psychology and any career you set your mind to

It’s not surprising that psychology is one of the top 3 majors at the undergraduate level. It offers a wide variety of career paths, especially if you are planning on graduate school. Psychologists play key roles in government and industry. Some teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Some offer therapy or counseling. Some work in the educational system. Psychologists also work in sports, marketing, management, and more.

MCC’s Associate Degree in Psychology puts you on track for majors and careers in:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Human Resources
  • Art or Music Therapy
  • Marketing Research
  • Communications
  • Sports Psychology

You’ll earn credits that put you in junior standing at SUNY colleges and universities—and many other respected public and private schools

Students at MCC who earn an A.S. degree in psychology are ready to move on to a four-year school to complete their bachelor’s degree. After that, they may opt to enter the workforce or continue on in graduate school.

If you plan to transfer to a SUNY four-year college or university, you will have met the requirements for junior standing in a psychology major. Your studies at MCC will include developmental, social, and abnormal psychology, plus research methodology. Additional courses in humanities, writing, natural sciences, and statistics will sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills.

MCC graduates have continued their education at many excellent four-year schools, including:

  • SUNY

    • Brockport
    • Geneseo
    • Fredonia

  • University at Buffalo
  • Cornell University
  • University of Rochester
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Nazareth College
  • Syracuse University

Get in touch with Monroe Community College's admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with an associate degree in psychology. Contact us at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

PSYCHOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Psychology

School(s): Social Sciences & Global Studies

MCC Program Code: PC01

100% 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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