PSYCHOLOGY

A.S. DEGREE

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



Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE *
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE
3
ELECTIVE
3
Total 15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

PSY 108 Fundamentals of APA Style
1
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology – Child OR
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology – Adolescent OR
PSY 212 Developmental Psychology – Lifespan
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
4
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology OR
SOC 210 Global Interdependence
3
ELECTIVE
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
1
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
PSY 205 Social Psychology
3
PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE***
3
ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY**** OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR THE ARTS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
1
Total 16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

PSY 220 Research Methods in Social Sciences
3
MTH 162 Statistics for the Social Sciences
4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE***
3
ELECTIVE
3
ELECTIVE3
Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS
62

* PHL 103 recommended
** BIO 133 Human Biology AND BIO 132 Human Biology Laboratory recommended
*** PROGRAM ELECTIVES: ACD 140; ANT 201, ANT 202; BUS 208; ENG 250, ENG 251; HED 115, HED 116, HED 207, HED 209; HIS 102, HIS 257; PHL 101, PHL 103, PHL 105, PHL 210, PHL 250; POS 203; PPE 208; PSY 100, PSY 109, PSY 110, PSY 150, PSY 166, PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 222, PSY 230, PSY 261, PSY 262; SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 203, SOC 204, SOC 205, SOC 206, SOC 210, SOC 211; SPC 142, SPC 144
****If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240; HSM 103; POS 102.