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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program, Advisement Sequence in Psychology

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This curriculum is intended to provide the courses that typically comprise the first two years of study in a bachelor’s degree program in psychology. The academic experience in this area allows psychology majors to enter the University of Connecticut and most other four-year institutions as third-year students, with prerequisites for major courses they will need to take. Students intending to transfer to a specific four-year institution must work closely with their faculty advisor and the Counseling Center.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  2. Think critically to evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments;
  3. Reason scientifically and apply scientific principles to understand the natural world;
  4. Reason quantitatively and apply mathematical principles to the inquiry process;
  5. Recognize the value of artistic expression for oneself and others;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Western history and culture;
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex and diverse ways in which human beings construct communities;
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the intermediate level;
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of one’s values and the values of others;
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of multiple disciplines and perspectives;
  11. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology;
  12. Demonstrate critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and a scientific approach to solving problems related to behavior and mental processes; and
  13. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and developmental issues.

Requirements (61-64 Credits)

College Core Requirements (31-33 Credits)

Major Requirements (12 Credits)

Directed Electives (18-19 Credits)

  • Philosophy elective (any PHL) 3 credits
  • Fine Arts elective (any ART, MUS, THR, IDS 210 ) 3 credits **
  • Science elective 3-4 credits **
  • Liberal Arts electives 6 credits ***
  • General elective 3 credits

Recommended Sequence of Study

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

  • Psychology elective 3 credits ****
  • Fine Arts elective (any ART, MUS, THR, IDS 210 ) 3 credits **
  • Liberal Arts elective 3 credits ***
  • General elective 3 credits
  • Humanities elective 3 credits **


* Foreign Language: Students with high school credits must take the placement test to determine placement. Students can receive credit for 111 and 112. ESL 142 , ESL 152 , and/or ESL 192  fulfill requirements. Students with documented English as Foreign Language, but no ESL credits can replace with Liberal Arts electives.

** One Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) course is needed to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements. This course may be selected from Humanities, Science or Social Science areas.

*** Intermediate level Foreign Language is recommended for those students transferring to an institution which requires more than two semesters of a single Foreign Language.

**** Choose one: PSY 200 , PSY 240 , PSY 243  or PSY 245 

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