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Minimum credits Required: 60

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The Associate of Arts degree in Psychology is designed for transfer to the three Arizona State universities. It is the student's responsibility to understand that the requirements differ significantly among universities. Students should see an advisor to plan their program of study.



AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
Two courses.   8
General Education Options (0-6 credits)     
Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits. 0-6
Special Requirements
Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.
Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry "W"
Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness "E"
Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness "C"

Degree Core Requirements (10 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSY 250 Social Psychology 4

Electives (9 credits)

Select 9 credit hours from the following list.
Course Course Title Hours
PSY 205 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 227 Personality Development 3
PSY 236 Psychology of Women 3
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 255 Introduction to Biological Psychology 3

Additional Electives (6 credits)

Any transferable coursework as listed in the Course Equivalency Guide (www.aztransfer.com), excluding Special Courses.



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that completers will possess at the end of their program of study. 

  • Define and apply  key terms, concepts and theories of psychology  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the  research methods used  in the field of psychology
  • Apply  critical thinking skills to evaluate the credibility of research, theories, and applications in the field
  • Describe the major theoretical frameworks used in psychology.
  • Explain how nature and nurture  influence human behavior


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