2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences Program, Psychology Option, 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.

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 - 45-48 credits

As described in General Education .

Elective - 0-3 credits

Total credits required for degree: 60-61


* Offered Fall Term only

** Offered Spring Term only

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: 15-17

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 17

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits are required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

(2) One course is required from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area. Students may meet this requirement while simultaneously fulfilling the General Education  requirement for another knowledge area.

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-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at https://www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources/ and University Partnerships.

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into WebAdvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile.

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