Associate of Arts


The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Psychology (PSYX) is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the discipline of psychology. Courses in psychology emphasize self-understanding and self evaluation, as well as knowledge of scientific theory and recent data in the field. Students intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree should consult the requirements of that institution when planning their program of study.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and basic research methodology of psychology
  • Develop realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge in a variety of occupational settings in their community
  • Investigate and discuss cross-cultural issues specific to the discipline of psychology
  • Gain practical experience in the application of psychological principles to everyday life situations
General Education Requirements
Core I Communications 9
Core II Mathematics and Science (Lab Science Required) 8
Core III Arts and Humanities 6
Core IV Social Sciences (PSYX 100 & SOCI 101) 7
Core V Native American Studies 3
Core VI Computer Technology 3
Core VII Health 2
Total General Education credits required for degree 38
Psychology Program of Study
PSYX 105 Careers in Psychology 2
PSYX 120 Research Methods 3
PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYX 233 Adult Development and Aging 3
PSYX 240 Fundamentals of Abnormal Pychology 3
*Electives (CAS, HS, PSYX, SOCI, SW) 9
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 23
Total credits required for degree 61