This program is for students who wish to transfer to a
four-year institution and obtain a bachelor’s degree in psychology. It includes transferable general education requirements as well as psychology core courses. These core courses are designed to give students a basic foundation in psychology as well as transfer as introductory-level classes at a four-year institution. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
- Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including basic research design, data analysis and interpretation.
- Use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues.
- Weigh evidence, appreciate ambiguity, act ethically and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (37 HRS. MIN.)
Communications (9 hrs.)
ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL 112 Composition and Literature (3)
Any SPCH course (3)
Mathematics (4 hrs.)
MATH 119 Applications of Mathematics
For Nonscience Majors (3)
Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)
BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology (3)
BIOL 111L Introduction to Biology Lab (1)
Laboratory Science course (4)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 hrs.)
PSYC 111 Psychology I (3)
SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology (3) þ
Choose one course from the following:
ANTH 112 The Nature of Culture (3) þ
BSAD 235 Human Relations in the Workplace (3)
ECON 200 Principles of Economics –
Macroeconomics (3) S
ECON 201 Principles of Economics –
Microeconomics (3) S
POLI 200 American Government and Politics (3)
SOCI 220 Social Problems (3) þ
Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hrs.)
Humanities and Fine Arts course (3)
PHIL 111 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
15 credit hours.
Health and Wellness (1 hr.)
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (21 HRS.)
PSYC 200 Statistical Principles for the Social
PSYC 295 Directed Studies in Psychology (3)
Choose five (5) courses from the following:
PSYC 210 Cultural Psychology (3) þ
PSYC 220 Psychology of Gender (3)
PSYC 225 Positive Psychology (3)
PSYC 230 Psychology of Personal Growth and (3)
PSYC 231 Psychology of Personality (3)
PSYC 240 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC 250 Brain and Behavior (3)
PSYC 260 Psychology of Learning and Memory (3)
PSYC 265 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 270 Study Abroad: Images and Insights (3)
PSYC 271 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 280 Human Sexuality (3)
PSYC 290 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3)
APPROVED ELECTIVES: (3 HRS.)
Choose from the following recommended course(s):
CRJS 232 Crime Profiling (3)
HUSV 111 Introduction to Human Services (3)
HUSV 130 Group Process and Counseling (3)
HUSV 270 Case Management (3)
HUSV 280 Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Stress Disorder (3)
HUSV 285 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
HUSV 290 Crisis Intervention, Coping Strategies and Stabilization (3)
PSYC 125 Communication and Counseling Skills (3)
SOCI 209 Aging and the Family (3)
SOCI 216 Race, Class, and Gender (3)
SOCI 225 Marriage, Family and Intimate
Relationships (3) þ
Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.
- Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
- Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 61 CREDITS MIN.