Psychology Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information
Dr. Bob Raines
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50438
braines@jscc.edu

Vivian Grooms
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50206
vgrooms@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The Associate degree in psychology is designed for students pursuing a career in professional psychology. The course work provides the student with a solid academic background for transferring to a four-year college to pursue the bachelor's degree. Careers in the field of professional psychology typically require a master's degree or a doctoral degree, depending upon the career path selected.Accreditation Information

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
Two (2) of the following PSYC courses:
PSYC 2110 Psychology of Adjustment
PSYC 2120 Social Psychology
PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
One (1) hour of general elective

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
PSYC 1030 General Psychology MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
Two (2) of the following PSYC courses:
PSYC 2110 Psychology of Adjustment
PSYC 2120 Social Psychology
PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology
Seven (7) hours of general electives

The Associate of Arts/Science: Psychology requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.