*This Program Path sunsets starting Fall 2024
*The Program Path starting Fall 2024 is To Be Determined
The Associate of Science program at NCCC with an emphasis in Psychology is designed to meet the basic requirements of students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. This program may also benefit those individuals pursuing degrees in areas such as allied health, nursing, social services, criminal justice, and education, among others.
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites. Check with your advisor or the online Course Catalogue for details.
Program Path Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. All students should generally complete the courses listed under Semester I before moving on to Semester II. Be sure to consult the course descriptions. It is very important to select the four-year college or university to which transfer is intended as soon as possible, preferably before completion of 30 credit hours. Knowing the degree requirements of the transfer institution could make a difference in which courses are selected.
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.
Program Core Courses
PSYC 155 - General Psychology , PSYC 263 - Developmental Psychology , and PSYC 274 - Psychology Of Adjustment . These courses should provide a foundation in the field of psychology upon which the student might build toward a baccalaureate or higher degree. Core courses should transfer readily to universities within the Kansas Regent’s system.
Program Elective Courses
PSYC 200 - Independent Study , PSYC 219 - Child Development , PSYC 110 - Chemical Dependency , PSYC 250 - Death and Dying , PSYC 253 - Human Sexuality . MATH 143 - Elementary Statistics , SOSC 236 - Marriage And The Family . These courses will supplement the core offerings in psychology but may not transfer to a four-year college or university except as elective credit. Consult the degree requirements of the transfer institution for clarification.
- Identify and describe the major schools of psychological thought within an historical perspective.
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the major methods of scientific inquiry utilized in psychological research.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the biological basis of behavior and the significance of developmental milestones.
- Identify and describe the basic factors and processes that influence cognitive development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of human life span developmental and distinguish among the biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional domains.
- Identify and describe the major classifications of psychological disorders and their treatment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how human behavior is influenced by interaction at the individual, group, and environment/societal levels.
- Identify and describe the major theories of personality and its development.