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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: https://www.apa.org/education-career/guide/transferable-skills.pdf

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.

Career Information

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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
Fall
FYE 1100 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
 
Spring
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
 
Fall
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I 3
PSY 2240 Psychology of Personality 3
 
Spring
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 3
-- Social Psychology (course sharing)* 3
 
  Total credit hours 60
*Not currently offered at Clark State.  Consult academic advisor for course sharing options.

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 https://transfercredit.ohio.gov/students/student-programs/ogtp

Questions? We're here to help!

Carol Miller Associate Professor, Psychology

937.328.3862 millerc@clarkstate.edu