2018-2019 Catalog

Psychology, Associate of Arts

Psychology is a dynamic discipline that can lead to rewarding careers in mental health services, teaching, counseling, and research.  Human behavior is a complex and fascinating discipline and, as an academic topic, can provide the foundation for a variety of majors.  The Psychology Associate of Arts degree is intended for students interested in teaching, medicine, law, social work, business, or in human services such as mental health, nursing, child care, and criminal justice.  It is also designed for transfer to university programs in psychology.  The concepts students will learn encourage critical thinking, as well as the ability to integrate psychological principles and applications.  The skills they will develop will exemplify the process of inquiry through the research process and help them to stay current with trends in the field, as well as convey respect for human unity and diversity.  A student who obtains an Associates degree in Psychology might work as a psychiatric nursing assistant or orderly, youth counselor, case technician, human service assistant, home care aide, or addiction rehabilitation assistant.  Students intending to work in the psychology field will need at least a Bachelor's degree.  There are careers in psychology available in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and nationwide.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

4

APPROVED MATH COURSE

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

CMAP 1200COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Math Course can be fulfilled by Problem Solving (MATH 1000) or College Algebra (Math 1400).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    PSYC 2300DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    PSYC 2330PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT

    3

    APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by English Composition II (ENGL 1020), Technical Writing (ENGL 2005), or Writing Studies (ENGL 2019).
  • Approved Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200) or North American Indians (ANTH 2210).
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003) or General Biology (BIOL 1010).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    PSYC 2340ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    PSYC 2380SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    APPROVED STATISTICS COURSE

    4

    COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

    3

    HUMANITIES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Statistics Course can be fulfilled by Fundamentals of Statistics (STAT 2050) or Statistics for Social Science (STAT 2070).
  • Please see advisor to determine appropriate humanities course.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    PSYC 2000RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGY METHODS

    4

    PSYC 2210DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR

    3

    PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE

    3

    COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Psychology Elective should be fulfilled by Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault (PSYC 1300), Introductory Counseling (PSYC 2050), or Sociology of Human Sexuality (SOC 2200).  
  • Approved Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1000) or Intro to Women’s Studies (SOC 1080).
  • Total Credit Hours: 65