2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Feb 02, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Option, Social Sciences, A.A.

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This option prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate psychology program. The coursework is designed to foster an appreciation and understanding of (1) the scientific study, (2) measurement, and (3) perspectives and concepts (both historical and contemporary) of behaviors and mental processes fundamental to psychology. Program graduates will learn fundamental knowledge concerning psychological processes and research methods for investigating basic and applied problems in psychology. Students will apply relevant research to analyze and evaluate psychological perspectives and concepts.

Transfer information:  Dual Admissions, Rutgers at Lincroft, Articulation, and General Transfer Resources

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Examine the essential elements of the history of Psychology
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of the various contemporary perspectives within the field
  • Appraise the scientific study and measurement of psychology and its concepts
  • Evaluate the basic physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development through the lifespan
  • Discuss the basic structure and physiology of the nervous and endocrine systems
  • Express informed personal views, based upon current research, regarding controversial topics in the field


General Education - 47 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog.  The following general education courses are required for this program.

Total credits required for degree: 60


(1)  Students are required to complete 0-4 credits in Technological Competency . A student may be waived from the Technological Competency requirement by passing a proficiency exam or by taking comparable coursework within other portions of his or her studies. Such courses will be designated in the catalog by a (t).

* Offered Spring Term only

The following General Education courses are recommended based on their applicability to the major and transferability.

Program Code for registration: SSPSY [Online program SSPSYOL]

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Suggested Sequence - Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree Psychology Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total credits: 13

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total credits: 16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. For information see Dual Admissions or University Partnerships.

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Degree Audit Information

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