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Associate of Arts General Transfer - Psychology Pathway

Associate of Arts General Transfer - Psychology Pathway

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The Psychology Pathway of the Associate of Arts General Transfer degree emphasizes transfer preparation for students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Psychology.  The skill sets acquired through a degree focused in Psychology include: 

  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Analytical thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Information management
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Creativity

Many of these skills overlap with those identified by the American Psychological Association:

An Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that is often required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on the study of mental functions and behaviors. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600 3
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
ENG 1112 English II 3
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
PHL 2100 Ethics 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I  
or ASL 1111 Beginning American Sign Language, Course I 3
PSY 2240 Psychology of Personality 3
PSY 2230 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 2218 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II  
or ASL 1112 Beginning American Sign Language, Course II 3
PSY 2250 Introduction to Social Psychology 3
  Total credit hours 60
All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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Carol Miller Associate Professor, Psychology