Associate in Arts Degree

Psychology

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for psychology majors at senior institutions. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.

Psychology Major (1 course)
Credit hours: 3

  • * PSYC 2513 - Abnormal Psychology

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

  • * PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology

In addition, choose two IAI social and behavioral science courses. PSYC can be the prefix for one - but not both - courses.

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

Choose two IAI courses, one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3-5

Choose one IAI mathematics course from the following four choices. Math 1774 - Statistics is the recommended course.

  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics
  • * MATH 1833 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

Choose three IAI humanities courses, with at least one course from general humanities and at least one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

Electives (6-11 courses)
Credit hours: 23

CHOOSE 23 CREDIT HOURS of courses from any transfer-level elective area. A maximum of four credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Note: Consult your transfer university to determine appropriate electives. IAI recommends students take no more than three psychology courses beyond Introduction to Psychology (such as PSYC 2553 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology and PSYC 2773 - Social Psychology) at the community college.

 MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

Psychology A.A. — Suggested course sequence

Fall
* PSYC 1813 3 cr. hrs.
*ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
*Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
*Mathematics course 3-5 cr. hrs.
*Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
*ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
*SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
*Laboratory Science course 4 cr. hrs.
*Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
*Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
*Social and Behavioral Science course 3 cr. hrs.
*Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
*Electives 10 cr. hrs.

Spring
*Humanities course 3 cr. hrs.
*PSYC 2513 3 cr. hrs.
*Electives 10 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select, an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.