Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Online 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

Second Year

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