Psychology

A. A. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  Speech 1010: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (or any approved speech/communication general education course) 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (minimum 1 course in literature) 9 hours
  Any approved humanities or fine arts general education course 3 hours
  Any approved humanities or fine arts general education course 3 hours
  (literature) Any approved humanities literature general education course 3 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
  PSYC 1030 Introduction to General Psychology 3 hours
  Any approved social or behavioral science general education course 3 hours
History 6 hours
  Any approved History general education course 3 hours
  Any approved History general education course 3 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
  BIOL 1010 - Introductory Biology I or BIOL 1110 - General Biology I 4 hours    
  BIOL 1020 - Introductory Biology II or BIOL 1120 - General Biology II 4 hours    
Mathematics 3 hours

 

MATH 1530 - Introduction to Probability & Statistics* 3 hours  
General Education Total 41 hours

  Two of the following: PSYC 2110 - Psychology of Adjustment; PSYC 2130 - Life Span Psychology; PSYC 2120 - Social Psychology 6 hours  
  Foreign Language (One year sequence in a single language) 6 hours  
  General Electives 7 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19 hours
   
Psychology A.A. Total 60 hours

A. S. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  Speech 1010: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (or any approved speech/communication general education course) 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (minimum 1 course in literature) 9 hours
  Any approved humanities or fine arts general education course 3 hours
  Any approved humanities or fine arts general education course 3 hours
  (literature) Any approved humanities literature general education course 3 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
  PSYC 1030 Introduction to General Psychology 3 hours
  Any approved social or behavioral science general education course 3 hours
History 6 hours
  Any approved History general education course 3 hours
  Any approved History general education course 3 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
  BIOL 1010 - Introductory Biology I or BIOL 1110 - General Biology I 4 hours    
  BIOL 1020 - Introductory Biology II or BIOL 1120 - General Biology II 4 hours    
Mathematics 3 hours

 

MATH 1530 - Introduction to Probability & Statistics* 3 hours  
General Education Total 41 hours

  Two of the following: PSYC 2110 - Psychology of Adjustment; PSYC 2130 - Life Span Psychology; PSYC 2120 - Social Psychology 6 hours  
  Foreign Language 0 hours  
  General Electives 13 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19 hours
   
Psychology A.S. Total 60 hours

NOTES:

*Students transferring to TSU, University of Memphis or UT-Martin should take a college algebra course.

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Curricular Map

PSYCHOLOGY (Major) ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
MATH 1530: Probability & Statistics* 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
History 3 Psychology elective** 3
MATH 1530: Probability & Statistics 3 History 3
PSYC 1030: Introduction to Psychology 3 Speech 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 15
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
Literature 3 Electives (unspecified) 4
Electives (unspecified) 3 Psychology elective** 3
BIOL 1010: Introduction to Biology OR BIOL 1110 General Biology I 4 BIOL 1020: Diversity of Life OR BIOL 1120 General Biology II 4
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Foreign Language II 3
Foreign Language I 3  

 

 
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 14
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:      
*Students transferring to TSU, University of Memphis or UT-Martin should take a college algebra course

**Choose two of the following Psychology Courses:
-PSYC 2110: Psychology of Adjustment
-PSYC 2120: Social Psychology
-PSYC 2130: Lifespan Development Psychology

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY (Major) ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
MATH 1530: Probability & Statistics* 3 Psychology elective** 3
History 3 History 3
PSYC 1030: Introduction to Psychology 3 Speech 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 15
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
Literature 3 Psychology elective** 3
BIOL 1010: Introduction to Biology OR BIOL 1110 General Biology I 3 BIOL 1020: Diversity of Life OR BIOL 1120 General Biology II 4
Humanities/Fine Arts 4 Electives (unspecified) 7
Electives (unspecified) 6    
 
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 14
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:      
*Students transferring to TSU, University of Memphis or UT-Martin should take a college algebra course

**Choose two of the following Psychology Courses:
-PSYC 2110: Psychology of Adjustment
-PSYC 2120: Social Psychology
-PSYC 2130: Lifespan Development Psychology

 

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