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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, A.A.

Program Description

Option offered through Liberal Arts

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This program is for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Psychology.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Relate psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues;
  • Illustrate information literacy by utilizing multiple media sources and technology, and by communicating effectively in a variety of formats; 
  • Demonstrate understanding about the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity;
  • Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation;
  • Analyze major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology;
  • Solve problems related to behavior and mental process by utilizing critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach;
  • Evaluate evidence and ethical issues relating to psychology. 


After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year degree program majoring in the Social Sciences or Liberal Arts, or other areas of interest and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/ articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60

Math, Science & Technology Gen Ed Requirement 4 credit hours: MAT 125 Recommended.

Math Gen Ed Requirement 4 credit hours: MAT 127 Recommended.

Social Sciences Gen Ed Requirement: SOC 101 Recommended

Any Gen Ed Diversity Requirement:  SOC 206 Recommended

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information