Psychology Fsu Transfer - Garrett College
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Psychology


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 Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate information literacy skills in order to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information needed to complete advanced coursework in the field of psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in verbal and written skills, particularly those skills that enhance their ability to complete advanced coursework in the field of psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to assess claims and make judgments based on well-supported evidence as it relates to analyzing human behavior in various social contexts, diagnosing psychological disorders and developing potential treatment plans.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret and apply the research used in social and behavioral sciences, particularly research used in the field of psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use the latest technology, including computer hardware and software, in the management of academic coursework in the field of psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate cultural and global competency by being able to identify the impact of social, ethnic, economic and gender variables for the purpose of understanding human behavior in a variety of social contexts inside and/or outside the United States.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to assess claims and make judgments based on well-supported evidence as it relates to analyzing human behavior in various social contexts, diagnosing psychological disorders and developing potential treatment plans.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret and apply the research used in social and behavioral sciences, particularly research used in the field of psychology.

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

Science

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

Mathematics

  • 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.