Psychology Transfer Pathway

Associate of Arts (AA) - 60 credits

About this program
The Psychology Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated psychology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.
Program outcomes
  1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Students will demonstrate ethical and social responsibility by recognizing and understanding the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  3. Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats (e.g., writing skills, oral communication skills, listening skills, reading skills, computer literacy and information literacy).
  4. Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
  5. Students will use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  6. Students will understand and apply psychological principles to real-world issues.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
10 Required courses
16 Restricted electives in courses
34 Restricted electives in special requirements
60 Total

Psychology - Associate of Arts (AA-P)

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
PSYC2900 - Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 4

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1213 - Introduction to Statistics 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1101 - Human Interaction 3
PSYC1500 - Positive Psychology 3
PSYC2220 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
PSYC2224 - Social Psychology 3
PSYC2226 - Behavior and Environmental Management 3
PSYC2230 - Personality Psychology 3
PSYC2302 - Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
PSYC2950 - Introduction to Social Research 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC2220 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
PSYC2224 - Social Psychology 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 2.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 5 other than a Psychology (PSYC) course.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 7.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 8.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 9.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 10.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
7 7 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 3, one lab course required. One Biology (BIOL) course required.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
9 9 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 6 from three different areas. One Philosophy (PHIL) course required.
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 13 credits

Course Credits
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
4 7 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 3, one lab course required. One Biology (BIOL) course required.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 9 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 6 from three different areas. One Philosophy (PHIL) course required.

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1101 - Human Interaction 3
PSYC1500 - Positive Psychology 3
PSYC2220 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
PSYC2224 - Social Psychology 3
PSYC2226 - Behavior and Environmental Management 3
PSYC2230 - Personality Psychology 3
PSYC2302 - Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
PSYC2950 - Introduction to Social Research 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC2220 - Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
PSYC2224 - Social Psychology 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 2.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 8.

2nd Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1213 - Introduction to Statistics 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
ENGL1210 - Writing About Current Issues 3
ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing 3

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 7.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 10.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 9 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 6 from three different areas. One Philosophy (PHIL) course required.

2nd Spring Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
PSYC2900 - Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 4

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 5 other than a Psychology (PSYC) course.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 3 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 9.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 7 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 3, one lab course required. One Biology (BIOL) course required.

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
3 9 additional credits from the MnTC Goal 6 from three different areas. One Philosophy (PHIL) course required.