2020-2021 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

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

APPROVED MATH COURSE

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

3

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Students transferring to University of Wyoming may take MATH 1000; students transferring out of state must take MATH 1400 or above.
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • US & Wyoming Constitution: Students may select from HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST1251, or POLS 1000.
  • Humanities: Students may select from COMM 1030, COMM 1040, COMM 1050, COMM 2090, ENGL 2250, ENGL 2340, HIST 1320, HIST 1330, HUMN 1010, PHIL 1000, PHIL 2300, PHIL 2315.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

    3

    APPROVED APPLIED ARTS

    3

    PSYC 2300DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Science course: BIOL 1010/11 is the preferred choice, yet students transferring to University of Wyoming may select BIOL 1003/04 to fulfill this requirement. Distance students may choose BIOL 1006 which is offered completely online.
  • Approved Humanities course: Students may select from COMM 1030, COMM 1050, COMM 1050, COMM 2090, ENGL 2250, ENGL 2340, HIST 1320, HIST 1330, HUMN 1010, PHIL 1000, PHIL 2300, PHIL 2315.
  • Approved Applied Arts course: Students may select from ART 1150, ART 1160, COMM 2010, COMM 2110, THEA 1100.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    OR

    STAT 2050FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

    4

    ANTH 1100BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    4

    OR

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    PSYC 2210DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR

    3

    PSYC 2380SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Elective courses must be 1000 level or higher.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE

    3

    PSYC 2340ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3

    PSYC 2000RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGY METHODS

    4

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Elective courses must be 1000 level or higher.
  • Approved Social Science course: Students may select from ANTH 1200, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, HIST 1290, SOC 1000, ANTH 1200, POLS 1000, POLS 1200, SOC 1080, SOC 1100, SOC 1500.
  • Psychology elective: Students may select from PSYC 2250, 2500, 2470, or 2485.
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    Total Credit Hours: 65