Psychology Fsu Transfer - Garrett College
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What makes people do what they do? And why? Explore the infinite realm of the human mind and the interaction with everyday experience.

Degree Awarded

Garrett College awards an Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to graduates of the Psychology concentration

Program Goals

Information Literacy Skills: Students will demonstrate literacy skills that will enable them to locate, evaluate and effectively use information to complete assignments.

Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication in the major of Social and Behavior Sciences.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: Students will be able to assess claims and make judgments based on well-supported evidence in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret the research used in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Information Management Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to use and apply electronic media for research and oral and written presentations in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Academic and Technical Proficiency in the Major: Students will demonstrate academic and technical proficiency in their area of concentration within the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Program Benefits

The program is designed to enable students to develop mastery of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success in the disciplines of psychology in preparation to transfer to a four-year university to continue pursuing higher degrees.

  • Affordable start to a higher-level degree
  • Associates degree upon completion
  • Program requirements aligned with F.S.U. for maximum transferability

Career Goals

While the Garrett Psychology concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing a higher degree from Frostburg State University, possessing a degree (associates or higher) in this area of expertise affords a broader latitude of options, including:

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Care
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Counseling
  • Political Science
  • Law Enforcement

Psychology concentration (FSU Transfer) — A.A. Degree in Arts & Sciences

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirements (1 credit)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (35 credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
  • ENG102  Comp II—Intro to Literature  3
  • FSU GER  Humanities CourseG  3
  • FSU GER  Fine Arts (ART, MUS, or THE)G  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • GER  Two (2) Soc & Behav Sciences CoursesG  6


  • BIO101  General Biology
    or BIO109   Human Biology & the Env    4
  • GER  One Science Lab CourseG   4


  • MAT210  Introductory Statistics (Recommended)
    or MAT105   College Algebra   3*
    Min. C grade required

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS105  Intro to Computers  3

Concentration Coursework (18 credits)*

Min. C grade required

  • PSY101  General Psychology  3*
  • PSY230  Psychology of Adjustment
    or  PSY234   Death & Bereavement   3*  
  • PSY235  Forensic Psychology
    or  PSY286   Drugs & Human Behavior   3*
  • PSY240  Abnormal Psychology  3*
  • PSY245  Psychology of Women  3*
  • PSY250  Research Methods  3*

Developmental Psych Requirement (3 credits)*

Min. C grade required

Select one from the following:

  • PSY102  Human Growth & Development
  • PSY220  Child Psychology
  • PSY221  Adolescent Psychology

Electives (3)

Recommend another psych course.

* Minimum C grade required for this major.

G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.