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Associate of Science General Transfer - Psychology Pathway

Associate of Science General Transfer - Psychology Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Psychology Pathway of the Associate of Science 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 Science 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 Science program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Science 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 1100 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
BIO 1510 Biology I  
or CHM 1210 General Chemistry I 5
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
PHL 2100 Ethics 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
PSY 2218 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
PSY 2240 Psychology of Personality 3
PSY 2230 Abnormal Psychology 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
-- Social Psychology (course sharing)* 3
  Total credit hours 62
*Not currently offered at Clark State.  Consult academic advisor for course sharing options.

All students pursuing the Associate of Science 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 Science 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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Fabian Novello Professor, Psychology