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Associate of Science
The Associate of Arts program at NCCC with an emphasis in Psychology is designed to meet the basic requirements of students intending to transfer to a four‐year college or
university. This program may also benefit those individuals pursuing degrees in areas such as allied health, nursing, social services, criminal justice, and education, among others.
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the ACCUPLACER assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specifics.
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.
Program Core Courses
PSYC 155 General Psychology
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology
These courses should provide a foundation in the field of psychology upon which the student might build toward a baccalaureate or higher degree. Core courses should transfer readily to universities within the Kansas Regent’s system.
Program Elective Courses
PSYC 110 Chemical Dependency 
PSYC 200 Independent Study
PSYC 219 Child Development
PSYC 274 Psychology of Adjustment 
MATH 143 Elementary Statistics
SOSC 201 Human Sexuality
SOSC 236 Marriage and the Family.
These courses will supplement the core offerings in psychology but may not transfer to a four‐year college or university except as elective credit. Consult the degree requirements of the transfer institution for clarification.
Program Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the major schools of psychological thought within an historical perspective.
2. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the major methods of scientific inquiry utilized in psychological research.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological basis of behavior, and the significance of developmental milestones.
4. Identify and describe the basic factors and processes that influence cognitive development.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of human life span developmental and distinguish among the biological, cognitive, and socioemotional domains.
6. Identify and describe the major classifications of psychological disorders and their treatment, including the major theories of personality development.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of how human behavior is influenced by interaction at the individual, group, and environment/societal levels.
Course Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full‐time students. All students should generally complete the courses listed under Semester I before moving on to Semester II. Be sure to consult the course descriptions. It is very important to select the four‐year college or university to which transfer is intended as soon as possible, preferably before completion of 30 credit hours. Knowing the degree requirements of the transfer institution could make a difference in which courses are selected.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
(Fall) Semester I Cr Hr
PSYC 100 First Year Seminar 1
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 113 College Algebra 3
CSIS 130 Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Total 16
(Spring) Semester II  
PSYC 274 Psychology of Adjustment 3
ENGL 289 English Composition II 3
COMM 207 Fundamentals of Speech 3
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1
Laboratory Science Elective 5
Total 15
(Fall) Semester III  
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology 3
SOSC 100 Intro to Sociology 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 18
(Spring) Semester IV  
Program Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 5
Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Total 17
Total Program Credits 66

For more information contact:
Program advisor
Mark Johnston, 620‐432-0313