Academic Catalog

Psychology, Associate in Science (PSY)

Effective: Spring 2021

The Psychology program is designed for students planning to earn at least a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a closely related field. The curriculum focuses on developing a solid foundation of knowledge regarding human thought, behavior and emotion, both individual and collective. The various courses are intended to foster the development of cultural, personal and professional awareness. Additionally, students are encouraged to strengthen critical thinking, technological and communication skills.

  • Describe the discipline of psychology, differentiating the various sub-fields.
  • Understand the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Differentiate the nature of the affective, cognitive and biological domains as they apply to human behavior.
  • Describe major theories concerning human development across the lifespan.
  • Explain the causes, classification and treatment of psychological disorders.
  • Recognize major influences that impinge socially and psychologically on the individual in today’s complex and diverse society.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
PSY 140 General Psychology 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
MAT 151
College Algebra (or higher)
or Introduction to Probability and Statistics
3-4
 Hours15-16
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
MAT 210 Statistics 3
Any Global Understanding designated Social Science course 1 3
Humanities Elective 3
Psychology Core Course 3
Lifespan Human Development  
Intro to Biological Psychology  
Abnormal Psychology  
 Hours15
Third Semester
SOC 260 Research Methodology 3
Select one of the following Laboratory Sciences: 4
Biological Sciences  
General Biology I (recommended)  
Human Anatomy and Physiology I  
Psychology Core Course 3
Lifespan Human Development  
Abnormal Psychology  
Intro to Biological Psychology  
Social Science Elective 3
Open Elective 3-4
 Hours16-17
Fourth Semester
Humanities Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Open Elective 3-4
Psychology Elective 6
 Hours16-17
 Total Hours62-65

Notes

Global Understanding designated courses.

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Psychology Electives - 9 credits

Electives
PSY 200Personality Theories3
PSY 202Theories of Counseling3
PSY 203Counseling Skills3
PSY 204Addiction, Drugs, and the Brain3
PSY 205Human Sexuality3
PSY 215Industrial Psychology3
PSY 210Lifespan Human Development 23
PSY 220Abnormal Psychology 23
PSY 221Social Psychology3
PSY 225Experiences in Diversity3
PSY 235Educational Psychology3
PSY 241Child Development3
PSY 242Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 255Intro to Biological Psychology 23
PSY 290Adulthood and Aging3

Advising

Electives determined by Transfer school. Psychology majors should meet with a Transfer counselor to choose electives accordingly. All electives, including those listed above in the General Education Courses, should be selected with careful consideration to Transfer school requirements.

1

If another elective already meets the GU CALG, then choose any Social Science elective.

2

Students are permitted to take the third Psychology Core Course as a Psychology Elective.

HYBRID DEGREE (online* and classroom)

85% online

The following courses may not be available online:

COMM 111Public Speaking3
BIO 110General Biology I ( or Scientific Inquiry designated Science course.)4
Laboratory Science Elective4
PSY 215Industrial Psychology3
*

Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.