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Psychology Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Psychology. Human behavior, how the mind works and mental illness are explored. Psychology is the study of the mind and of behavior. It studies both individuals and groups of people, and it often involves case studies. Psychologists try to understand how mental functions affect individual and social behavior. They also explore emotion, motivation, personality, and relationships. Careers often require a BA degree or higher. Careers include school and private counseling, psychiatrist, psychologist, and treatment for youth and adults. This program introduces students to Psychology and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Psychology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BA) in Psychology at a four-year university.

This MAP is appropriate for transfer to Colorado public institutions with the exception of Colorado State University – Fort Collins.  Students intending to complete an Associate of Science degree in Psychology and transfer to University of Colorado – Denver should refer to the MAP  for the Associate of Science degree in Psychology. Students intending to transfer to Colorado State University – Fort Collins should contact an advisor.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 101General Psychology I: GT-SS3

3

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

REQUIRED COM 125/115

3

GT- HI1HIS 215/236/244/247 or Any GT-HI1

3

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSY 102General Psychology II: GT-SS3

3

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GT- BIOBIO 105/111 or Any GT-SC1

4

GT- MA1MAT 135/120/121 or Any GT-MA1

3

ELECTIVE HWE 124 or Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED PSY 217/226/235/238

3

GT- SC1BIO 201 or Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- AHPHI 111/112 or Any GT-AH

3

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED PSY 217/226/235/238

3

REQUIRED PSY 217/226/235/238

3

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

GT- AHAny Arts and Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:14
 

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take three gt-Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4). No more than two (2) courses from any one category.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), credits for additional required courses (PSY 101, PSY 102, COM 115, COM 125, or three gtPathways Psychology courses (GT-SS3) may not be required for the major at a receiving 4-year institutionIf not required, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take one gtPathways Biology course (Psychology faculty recommend BIO 105 or BIO 111) from GT-SC1 (course with lab) and one gtPathways (GT-SC1) course of the your choosing. 

If you take more credits in mathematics and science than are listed, it will reduce the 8 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.