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Psychology

Associate in Arts

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It is the mission of the psychology discipline at MCC to provide an effective learning environment where students develop critical thinking skills which lay the groundwork for future educational experiences. A wide variety of psychology courses are offered in order to provide students with the psychology foundation necessary to complete a two-year degree here at MCC as well as to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution.

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Program Information

Most career choices in the field of psychology require schooling beyond a Bachelor's Degree. Some require licensure.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 64 / 69
  • Contact Hours: 65 / 72

Recommended Math Pathway: Stats

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
PSYC-281General Psychology 33
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish 44
Choose one of the following:
MATH-115Foundations of Mathematics II 44
MATH-130College Algebra 44
MATH-150Probability and Statistics 44
Total 1414
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
GEOG-142
  or
HIST-152
World Regional Geography
  or
World History 1500 CE to Present
4
  or
4
4
  or
4
Choose one of the following:
BIOL-150
  and
BIOL-150L
The Human Body
  and
The Human Body Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
BIOL-151
  and
BIOL-151L
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  and
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
Choose one of the following:
PSYC-283Theories of Personality 33
PSYC-286Abnormal Psychology 33
PSYC-291Psychology of Human Development 44
Total 14 / 1515 / 17
Spring / Summer
Choose two of the following:
PSYC-283Theories of Personality 33
PSYC-285Child Psychology 33
PSYC-286Abnormal Psychology 33
PSYC-291Psychology of Human Development 44
PSYC-282Social Psychology 33
Total 6 / 76 / 7
Year Two
Fall
COMM-140 Principles of Interpersonal Communication 33
ART.-110
  or
MUS.-180
Art Appreciation
  or
Art Appreciation
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
ANTH-211
  or
SOCY-191
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  or
Introduction to Sociology
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
Choose two of the following:
PSYC-283Theories of Personality 33
PSYC-285Child Psychology 33
PSYC-286Abnormal Psychology 33
PSYC-291Psychology of Human Development 44
PSYC-282Social Psychology 33
Total 15 / 1615 / 16
Winter
COMM-132
  or
MUS.-183
Persuasion
  or
World Music Appreciation
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
PSYC-289
  or
PSYC-290
Psychology of Late Adulthood
  or
Psychology of Adolescence
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
SOCY-294
  or
PSCN-170
Race & Ethnic Relations
  or
Introduction to American Government
3
  or
3
3
  or
3
PHIL-295
  or
ECON-221
Ethics
  or
Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)
3
  or
4
3
  or
4
Choose one of the following:
CHEM-118Introduction to Chemistry 33
ASTR-117 and ASTR-117LThe Solar System and The Solar System Lab 4 and 03 and 2
GEOL-151 and GEOL-151LPhysical Geology and Physical Geology Lab 4 and 03 and 2
Total 15 / 1715 / 18
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October 13, 2016
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