Psychology

Associate of Science Degree with Designation

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Psychologists study the behavior of individuals and groups and often help individuals achieve satisfactory personal adjustments. Their work includes varied activities such as teaching in colleges and universities, counseling and psychotherapy, psychological testing, planning and conducting training programs for workers, performing basic and applied research, advising on psychological methods and theories, and administering psychology programs in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, etc. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology can fulfill lower division requirements at Pikes Peak Community College. Students should note that graduate degrees are required for most professional positions in psychology.

NOTE: Psychology majors are advised to complete PSY 101 and PSY 102.

The Associate of Science degree is designed for students who want an emphasis in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, and allied health and intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

To earn the Associate of Science Degree, students must complete the following course requirements for a total of 60 semester credit hours, at least 36 of which must be Colorado State-Guaranteed Courses.

Students may follow the degree with designation in Psychology or transfer guide in Psychology to a particular four-year college/university.  Consult your Faculty Advisor to assist you in determining the best pathway for you.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours

MAT 121

College Algebra : MA1

4

History

Three (3) credit hours

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 201, HIS 202, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 225, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 255, HIS 260

Art and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

or

 

 

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

(3)

Two guaranteed transfer courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 211, THE 212

GT-AH2:

HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

Two guaranteed transfer courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

GT-SS1:

AGE 102, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 111, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 250*, COM 220, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 216, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200*, WST 225*, WST 240*

Natural and Physical Sciences

Ten (10) credit hours

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

CHE 111

General College Chemistry I : SC1

5

Other required courses

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

Electives

Thirteen (13) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list.

Total Credit Hours

60

Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Denver should complete both two-semester sequences of BIO 111/112 and CHE 111/112 at Pikes Peak Community College, and electives are restricted to non-Psychology courses.